St. Tropez to Cannes

Ile Sainte Marguerite

Ile Sainte Marguerite

Steady North Easterlies gave us a good run to Gulf de la Napoule.

I kept the mainsail double reefed but fears of a repeat of the previous days surprise were unfounded.

If you like to watch super yachts, this is the place to do it. Eileen would make a nice tender for some of the boats that overtook me.
By 18:00 I’d changed plans and decided to anchor in the shelter of Ile Sainte Marguerite rather than enter Cannes. I found a fabulous sheltered spot in 3m of water, set both the plow and the Danforth, rummaged for my dive mask and plunged into the clear water to ensure both were well set.

As the wind died all that was left to do was to watch the lights of Cannes (drinks in hand) while pondering the plight of the “Man in the Iron Mask” which history states was imprisoned in the very fort overlooking our anchorage.