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August 3rdMade an early start from the Ile de Glenans 8.15am as the seas were flat and little wind unfortunately not enough wind to sail so motoring again not what we enjoy but we need to move south as quickly as possible. Breakfast on the move, toast with homemade bread, jam and marmalade and a cuppa sun out lovely start to the day. David put the line over to see if he could catch our tea...... No luckWe were finally able to get the main sail up about 1.15pm but still ...
John back on blog duties today, we set off for an easy 15 miles journey accross the Loire estuary to noirmoutier, in little wind so motoring.
A few navigating issues, channels to follow plenty of rocks and shallow water. Plus loads of ships travelling up the Loire to Saint Nazaire.
So easy day nice evening in a ...
... was very busy around 40 boats again.
Mid morning we left and headed for Pornichet - a major seaside resort with good train and bus connections to places we want to visit.
On Tuesday we took a couple of bus journeys and visited Le Croisic (an old fishing port) and Guerande (an old walled town). Both we're great.
The story devlops at a pace. A canal barge has been changed to a First Class 8 once more. Left Bernard at 10ish and trundled down Arzal ready to go through a monster sea lock for our journey to Pornichet. Weather not bad but rather windier than expected -Ian doesn't do ...
... the German submarine defences, as vividly described by Alistair McLEAN still exist. A bit of a disappointment, really. Large city, nothing at the port apart from blocked commercial entrances and a sailing school beside a vast aquarium, which would have taken a whole day to visit. Not even anywhere there to get some lunch! However, this was remedied at our evening stop at Vannes, where we had an excellent meal, including some of the best steak we've ever ...