William’s invasion fleet, once completed, is assembled at the mouth of the River Dive. This river lies between the Seine and the Orme. William’s fleet was delayed a month at the mouth of the River Dive, waiting for a favorable South wind. The army, we are told, received regular pay and provisions during the month and all plunder was forbidden. After a month of unfavourable weather, William took advantage of a west wind and sailed to the estuary of the Somme. We hear of losses from shipwreck as the fleet sailed to Saint Valery. On September 27, two days after Harold’s victory at Stamford Bridge, the long awaited south wind blew.