Hostellerie de la Pointe Saint-Mathieu
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I went for a run along the pedestrian pathway that was marked on the map we were given. This took me along the waterfront, past the castle and over the pedestrian only bridge. This part of Brest is quite pretty. After breakfast we went to the market outside the hotel. It was the same as the other markets we'd been to in France. Afterwards, we went for a ...
... so the Ferry couldn't dock at the wharf, so a little boat came out to get us. Molene is a tiny little island, 4km in circumference. It has a population of just over 200 people. I'm sure at the height of summer there is quite a bit to do there - Kyaking, boating, trips to see the seals etc. However when we were there, the wind was howling and there was no chance of enjoying the watersports. Also, none of the ...
The previous afternoon we decided to move from the marina and anchor a little further up the river (mostly to save money and also get off the pontoon which is a bit wobbly in the strong current).
In the morning we set off at sunrise for a fairly long passage to our next destination Cameret-sur-Mer.
We picked up a visitors buoy not far from the town. In the afternoon we ...
... the end moored up on the visitors pontoon.
There are quite a number of British boats here either waiting for the right tides for which ever way the are going in or for the right wind conditions for going through the Chanel du Four. We are one of the latter - which currently looks like Thursday to be the best for us.
We wandered around the marina checked out the restaurant menus and then sat back in the cockpit doing not much - much like everyone else.
I got to try out my new kayak, and we spent our time relaxing and even, briefly, sunbathing.
We got up bright and early this morning to a grey sky, but the air was still quite warm. We had to motor all the way down the river as there was almost no wind at all, but the sun broke through at times and we were soon stripping off some of our (many) layers of clothing.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility