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It was an early start for the twenty Members who were taking to the high seas on the 7th June for a trip across the Channel to Jersey.   Seats were allocated but as the ferry wasn't full we were able to sit more or less where we wanted.  The crossing was calm although not without its problems, the Liberation owned by Condor decided to get its jets caught up in some fishing tackle so we stopped for a short while trying to free it.  When we docked in Guernsey a diver took a look and removed the offending netting.

On arrival at the ferry port in Jersey we all made our own way, rather than in convoy, to the Westhill Country Hotel with Les and Carol taking the pretty route. There was plenty of time before the evening meal to relax in the hotel grounds or take a swim in the large pool and  it was agreed that we would all meet in the bar lounge for a drink or two before eating.  

The entertainment for the evening was advertised as  'rock and roll' with a solo singer.  Much to our dismay he was singing some rather depressing songs but after pressure from Dave, Marion and Jane he gave in and the last half an hour was solid rock and roll enjoyed by everyone.

On the Friday we had a short run around the island to familiarise ourselves, stopping for a coffee break at the Watersplash on the 5 mile stretch, which is a favourite with the surfers, and a  lunch stop at Les Fontaines Inn near Sorel Point. 

Saturday we all went our separate ways meeting up for the evening meal where we were joined by my sister Jane and her partner Nigel, who have lived on the island since the 70s.  Sunday, Laurence had arranged with the Secretary of the Jersey MGOC to meet up for  coffee and a short run.  We were invited to Holm Grown a rather large garden cum shopping centre where we were met by about 20 of their Members.  After coffee we were given a route to follow (not a tulip guide) which took us on a very pretty run to Greve de Lecq where we had been given permission to park up at the old Barracks Visitors Centre which is now National Trust.

As it was lunchtime we had a bite to eat at the large cafe on the water's edge. 

Our ferry crossing home on the Tuesday was uneventful, but not so the journey from the port to home for some Members, who unfortunately experienced closed roads and having to do detours which after a long day and late at night was not good.

Our thanks go to all in the party who made it such a successful trip.  We thought at one time we would lose one Member to a lady from Scotland who took a shine to him, every time his wife left the room this lady would made her way over and sit with him.  Needless to say nothing untoward happened,  she was well into her 90s!!!!!!!!!!!  We'll not mention the wine incident, but this created lots of hilarity not only with us but with the surrounding guests. 

All in all a laugh a minute holiday.

Trev & Sue






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