We left St Peter Port up Little Russel. The tides were incredible. Fortunately we were pointing in the right direction! The approach to Alderney was quite technical with a number of transits to take into account but we successfully moored up in the SE corner of Braye harbour. Although I had been to Alderney before, where it had p!ssed it down the entire time, it was good to see that the weather was a little better.
By Friday the sun was out properly! We hired bikes and cycled our way over to Ganet Island and around the German forts that are dotted around the Alderney coastline. We did the entire island in an afternoon, stopping off at the pub for a few jars of course. We continued on to the sandy beaches. In the sun Alderney quickly became our favourite channel island.