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Ile de Glenans to Lorient
We woke to a misty start to our day but by mid afternoon the skies started to clear so we decided to leave the River Odet where had enjoyed 3 lovely days and sail to Iles de Glenans to hopefully anchor there for a few days, as last year we were only able to stay for 1 night, David worked our a course to avoid the rocks, sailed all the way with main and genoa up and often reached over 7 knots, we arrived and decided to anchor off the beach on ...
Monday 22nd June 2015
Breakfast at the Fast Hotel
was OK - better than some - but a lack of cold meats would have knocked its
score down - that's if we were scoring. After a bit of a lazy morning sorting
bags out and watching BBC World News in English!!
Then we walked!!!
Yep down the hill into the town of Quimperle. It
took us just over half an hour. We took a few pictures and headed straight ...
... with ice Dave had a Ricard. This was accompanied by nibbles.
Then a started of Melon with bread and butter – try it !!! It is a taste sensation!! The main course came out and was (see picture) what looked like a stew of some sort –it turned out to be Rabbit, Pork, Mushroom and Onion - a really really nice combination. (I think this was the meal Dave had when he first went over when he was 17) This was ...
... to anchor up the River Odet the next day in the afternoon. The next morning we got some washing done and whilst David cleaned the decks I went to the local grocery shopping buy fresh food as we were not planning on being on being in a marina for at least another week. On my return David wasn't on board then I heard him call me, he was on the boat in front of us called Alderbaran, lady called Angie used to teach at Eggbuckland, and they keep their boat in Newton ...
The last day of our holiday had arrived but we still decided to undertake a full day of exploring. The first trip of the day was to a place called Lochronan. Made famous as being one of the main locations used for the 1979 film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess, it is a small village that is remarkably untouched by time. The town was first known for making sails but, once this industry went into decline, ...