Formule 1 Brest Sud Plougastel
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... and very very shallow even towards HW. At one stage we had under a metre under the keel and we did run aground not far from the lock where we were trying to go alongside the wall.
After settling in we wandered into the town. The market was just closing but we still managed a little provisioning. We wandered around the streets and enjoyed the architecture and the atmosphere, quite lively. It's mostly a student town with quite a number of bars and creperies.
... the night in Camaret, a little seaside town which is really rather nice. I say 'the night'; we'll only be here until about 3am, as we have to leave very very early in order to get to the Raz de Sein, a tricky bit of coastline, within a certain half hour.
After that it'll be much less stressful sailing, and timing becomes less of an issue, so no more getting up in the middle of the night for a while!
... with not a lot of sight seeing to show for our efforts. At times, we were left wondering why we had chosen this particular route. Where were the rocky cliffs, lighthouses and sandy beaches?
We took an aperitif in the riverside bar and watched all of the new arrivals like us walk along the quiet quay. Most of them ended up in the restaurant with us later in the evening. What a meal!
... it's not supposed to pose much of a threat, and we had checked our timings and the weather forecast over and over again to make sure everything would be OK.
Still, as we motored back out of Aberwrac'h we were both feeling grimly determined to get the day over with, expecting it to be unpleasant but bearable and planning to rewards ourselves with a good long break as soon as we made it.
As it turned out, again very ...
This was at times a slight rough journey, and we got somewhat tossed about; we were also forced to use the engine most of the way, so it was a good thing it wasn't far.
The first part of the journey was rather interesting; we followed a narrow channel out of Roscoff and along the inside of a gorgeous island called the Ile de Batz; after that we chugged along the 20 miles or so to the channel into Aberwrac'h, watching the waves crash into the rocks all around us and ...