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Travel Blogs from Concarneau
... quay to unload their catch of fish and langoustines and crab. Fifty minutes later, it's all over and we went to one of the local shops to but some langoustine for tea. There were two choices, the fresh catch,which were still alive and wriggling, or the dead pre cooked ones. I chose the ...
... Luckily Gen stayed up quite and noticed we were dragging and heading towards rocks. So in the middle of the night we re-anchored.
the next day we just chilled and completed some chores. Gen put up the be-mini which offered a little bit of shade from the sun.
Who would believe but we finally have caught a fish!
we we're having a gentle sail and decided to give trolling a go and by sheer luck and not design we caught a lovely mackerel (which we had for breakfast the next morning).
those of you that have followed or heard about our previous adventures know that we are absolutely useless at catching fish.
unfortunately I didn't have enough time to get photographic evidence
We had a pretty nice sail to Concarneau not a long passage from Loctudy.
We've decided to exercise our chill days here.
There's not much to the town other than the old town within fortified walls, but it is atmospheric.
We basically wandered around and visited the Museum of fishing which was, believe it or not, very good.
After a relatively peaceful night in the creek (very shallow), we left mid tide and anchored in the river waiting for the right tide to go up the river to Quimper. We were um'ing and arh'ing whether to take the dinghy or the boat.
Once the tide had turned we checked that the boat was securely dug in and then took the dinghy towards Quimper, the capital of the area. We unfortunately experience wind over tide therefore the 3 mile dinghy ride was not going ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Pets allowed