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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 ...
... My northerly forecast turned into a westerly strong breeze but a great days sailing whilst we tried to remember our sailing skills - ian can now do a bowline again. Arrived at 7pm - boat needs a bit of a post passage tidy up (JOHN' S bunk a mess). More tomorrow if we wake ...
This entry's been a while in coming, I know - nowhere seems to have good free wifi at the moment so I've been putting off updating this for a while.
We came back through the lock at Arzal on the 12th, which was a bit of a nightmare but we made it through, which is the main thing, then got up depressingly early the next morning to head south to l'Herbaudière, a small village where ...
... we came onto a better angle towards the wind and waves. We were making excellent speed and now the waves were behind us, making for much more comfortable progress in a catamaran.
The next challenge was the entry to the Villaine River, which gets extremely shallow, and which the pilot guide cautions against attempting to enter at less than half tide with strong south-westerly wind or swell, which was exactly what we were about to ...
Thanks to Cora we arrived at YVR in good time with our carefully weighed bike boxes! On inspection an agent informed us that we owed $450 extra as Werner's box was over the 23 kg allowed (but less than 32 kg which we had determined would cost an extra $150). Much to our relief, after consulting with their supervisor and the fact that Werner had researched this point, as an ex-lawyer might,, we were ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed