Travel Blogs from Lorient
... around F5-6 straight on the nose. After a short passage we anchored and stuck the weather out. We've been fortunate all along so one or two days of bad weather is not worth complaining about.
The following day we went up the river d'Auray picked up a mooring and then proceeded by dinghy to Auray. Such a lovely little town. Being a Sunday there was nothing open except restaurants but that didn't matter.
... the plat du jour formule, a mixed grill with mash followed by a fraise gazpacho with menthe chantilly (minty flavoured cream on a strawberry purée). Jonathan had Penne Arabica, with spicy sauce and chorizo, and chocolate mousse. All delicious and washed down with half a carafe of Merlot. At 2pm it was amazing to see crowds of suited men and well dressed women suddenly swarm through the town and return to work and the cafe ...
... when checking everything was okay, it felt like you were in the middle of stellar constellation amongst all the anchor lights.
The internet signal on this side of the island was non-existent, and there was much we wanted to do - so we took off in search of a signal and decided in the end to head for Le Trinite-sur-mer.
Had a reasonably good sail across and picked up a mooring in the marina.
The next day (Friday) we took our bikes and went for ...
Carnac is a small village in Brittany, home to over 3000 megalithic stones. They're not big like Stnehenge, actually about waist height. They date back to a time between 5000 and 3500 BC and covers around five or six areas throughout the village. At least a couple of the sites are called alignments because for some unknown reason, the stones are laid out in perfect straight lines. Who knows the reason for this? We certainly ...
... Stonehenge. There are no fewer than 3000 of these stones, on more than 13 sites, many of them arranged in rows. At this time of year they are fenced off to allow for the regeneration of the vegetation, but it is still an amazing sight. There are many theories, but no one knows who put them there or why, and more particularly, how - given that it was well before ...
- Wheelchair accessibility
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