All packed up and ready to go. Jc's baked an energy cake and chosen her Luxury Item (flask for hot drinks). I'm still pondering my Luxury Item but I think it will probably be Huntzilla which is a toy chimpanzee that I won last Saturday when, along with Jenny, Lily and Martyn Young, I won the Hash Treasure Hunt based on the Gorillas of Bristol (surely the prize should have been a Gorilla, but I think it was all the organiser, Doris Doombar, could find). It won't bring good luck but it may be a conversation opener with the natives. It may even help secure a bed for the night when they take pity on the bedraggled and endearing simian.
The forecast for the 10 hour crossing to St Malo looks bad "Fresh gusting winds in the South-West approaches". But the weather on the French side looks promising. Jen's offered me some of her travel pills.