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Vessel Name: Brindabella
Vessel Make/Model: Najad 405
Hailing Port: Suffolk Yacht Harbour, UK
About: Simon, Fiona and Bella the dog!
About: Simon and Fiona had Brindabella built in Sweden before she was launched in 2009. They sailed her from Sweden back to Suffolk in the UK.
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16 May 2015
Currently preparing for our departure to Brittany. We are looking to sail through Normandy, North Brittany and into South Brittany for the summer.
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22 August 2014
The forecast for today was much better than we had first seen. It had been windy overnight but by 8am it was calm. We prepared the boat and took Bella for a walk. By 10:30am we were underway.
21 August 2014
Since dogs must enter the UK on a registered ferry route and not on a yacht, we needed to fetch a hire car from the UK. Therefore, on Wednesday Fiona went on the ferry to the UK to pick up a hire car. She crossed to Dover as a foot passenger and returned with a hire car. We popped to the supermarket [...]
19 August 2014
We had a few good days in Dieppe with a meal on board Lily on Saturday and they came over for a meal on Sunday.
15 August 2014
On Friday we moved on from Fecamp to Dieppe. We waited until 1:30pm for the lock to open and once through, we put the sails up while leaving the harbour. Lilly had also left an hour or so before us.
13 August 2014
There is not so much to do in Le Havre. It was completely bombed in the war and therefore rebuilt shortly after. We did have a good walk beside the sea on Tuesday night.
12 August 2014
Brindabella had been in Cherbourg for over a week, while Simon had a business trip back home and Fiona & Bella remained on the boat for the week. While in the marina Leading Wind, Demijon II, Shades of Blue and Lily were all there at different times.
01 August 2014
We spent two nights at Dielette. After arriving after 10pm on the first night with a very long day we needed a rest. We went to the beach on Thursday in the morning and had moules and frites as usual restaurant at the top of the marina.
30 July 2014
After a rough night at anchor off the Iles de Chausey, the morning was much calmer. The sun was out. After taking Bella ashore we had a cooked breakfast. There is nothing like having an English cooked breakfast in the morning, at anchor in the sun.
29 July 2014
We went into town in Paimpol on Saturday morning for supplies and could not resist the oysters and sole in the poissonnerie, so dinner for Saturday night was sorted. The oysters were from Anse de Paimpol and were particularly good. We took Bella for an evening walk and saw Demijon II who invited [...]
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