Trilogy: a sailing saga in three parts

16 June 2016 | Antigua
15 June 2016 | Antigua
14 June 2016 | Catamaran Bay, Antigua
10 June 2016 | Antigua
09 June 2016 | Barbuda, island
08 June 2016 | Ffreys Bay, Antigua
06 June 2016 | Gustavia, Antigua
03 June 2016 | St Barths
02 June 2016 | Grand Case Beach
01 June 2016 | Ile de Tintamarre
29 May 2016 | Marigot, St Martin
27 May 2016 | Marigot, St Martin
25 May 2016 | Christiansted
22 May 2016 | St Croix Island
22 May 2016 | Isla de Vieques
20 May 2016 | Spanish Virgin Islands
20 May 2016 | St Thomas island
17 May 2016 | Maho Bay, St John

Gruissan

23 April 2012 | Gruissan, France
Myra Rowling
Gruissan, which we had never heard of before and about which the internet and Lonely Planet were largely silent, was a great experience. It was first mentioned in the 700s, and for a lot of its history was ruled cojointly by the Archbishop of Narbonne and the local lord, who exploited its salt and fish. What remains is a tower on the high point of the town which the Archbishop lived in as well as using as a prison. The 13th century church is also very beautiful and is apparently representative of Languedoc churches. The altar is six pink marble columns supporting the Virgin Mary rising to Heaven in billowing clouds. It also tells the history of Gruissan in that there is a painting of Saint Peter, in memory of 32 local fishermen who drowned in 1797, and the sad Honour Board to the men who died in the first World War ~ many families lost four sons. We wandered round the old town, and the old cemetery where heroes of the two world wars, the Indochina wars and the North African wars lie. The town was really tourist free, except for us. We had a lunch of moules (mussells) and pommes frites (french fries) and rose wine for E10 each. And to cap it all off, on our way to dinner we saw two flocks of flamingoes calling and flying overhead ~ were they going back to Africa or coming up?
Comments
Vessel Name: Trilogy
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanis 54
Hailing Port: Sydney, Australia
Crew: Rick Scott-Murphy; Susan Alexander; Garth & Ros Brice and John & Myra Rowling
About: The crew all live in Canberra, Australia and have raced and cruised together for a number of years in the Canberra Ocean Racing Club.
Extra: The crew intend to cruise Trilogy through the Med for three or four seasons before crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Following a season in the Caribbean the intention is to cruise slowly to Australia across the South Pacific.
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