The arrival at our next port, Barfleur, required careful planning. This tiny harbor all but dries out at low tide, and securing a quayside berth amidst the local fishing craft on the dock is essential if your vessel needs to stay afloat. Barfleur's well-preserved church and local museums are well worth a visit. It was from Barfleur that William I, Duke of Normandy, set out to conquer England in 1066. He succeeded, and after ascending the English throne, became known as William the Conqueror. Nearly 1,000 years later, he remains the last person to have landed a successful invading party on Britain's coast.