We delayed leaving St Maries due to bad weather warnings; but left at 14:05 for Port Camargue - hoping for good chandlers for some rigging bits etc.
Wind 14knts SE speed 7.5knts - then rose to force 7 with large thunder storm ahead - lightning bolts striking sea 2 miles ahead. Took in reefs to slow us down to miss storm; then once the storm was clearing to land shook out again and headed for South Cardinal at 8 knots to beat the rising wind. Moored Pt Camargue 17:30 in nice berth close to Capitainerie and showers.
Pleasantly surprised by Pt Camargue - huge marina/housing project but nicely done and lots of chandlers and good restaurants. Fortunate as we were storm bound for a day - but got many useful boat bits and some superfluous stuff!
- Berthed in Pt Camargue.