The “Grande Amburgo” was to stop in Le Havre only for a few hours to load and unload.
Soon after they started, however, there were some problems with one of the cranes and they had to interrupt the work. They tried to fix it, but without success.
After it got dark, they decided to try again next day.
After the crane problem was fixed, they still could not leave. A weather warning for the Biskay Bay kept them in the harbour for yet another day.
Here some night time harbour impressions, that Norbert sent:
When they finally left for Dakar, they had another two days delay.