Monthly Archives: August 2014

Summer Cruise: Carcassonne to Toulouse on Canal du Midi

Courtesy of Ryan Air, Diana, Kiki and I bumped to a firm landing bang on time at Carcassonne Airport to meet Hazel, who was already there in holiday mood after a direct flight from north of the Watford Gap. Also waiting for us was my old friend, Peter, from school days, who had long ago…
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Keith Folkes

Phoenix Yacht Club Commodore, Keith Folkes, died in the early hours of Wednesday 27th August.   He had been suffering from pancreatitis for the past four months, a condition which while rare is quite frequently fatal.  Our thoughts are with his family in their distress at this loss, especially as Keith was such a fit…
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Summer Cruise: Week 16 – Sete –Carcassonne

With the mast gone and Quartette looking more like a Christmas tree with all her fenders, we set off on the next leg on the Saturday afternoon in order to get through the Sete bridge that only opens at 4:30pm each day.  To our surprise the recommended route (by Andy) was back out to sea…
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Quartette becomes mast free again!

Saturday 16th August has seen Quartette off on her Canal-du-Midi trip from Sete (Frontignan marina) to Carcassonne, then on to Bordeaux. Once again she is de-masted and converted into a motor launch, with multitudes of fenders, two folding bikes and plenty of sun cream! The de-masting was trouble free, aided by the usual sign language…
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