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Travel Blogs from Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
... very slowly into the wind and waves while we first dropped the main altogether and then pulled it back up the mast, rethreading it into its track as we went. It was bloody exhausting as well; while Mistery Kitty perched on the coach roof while the boat rolled about beneath us, I winched the sail all the way back up the mast.
We put our mainsail away again and decided we wouldn't risk using it again on ...
... our intended anchorage wouldn't be at all sheltered from the northerly winds overnight, so once again we headed into a marina and grumbled about the cost.
On the bright side, no more were seven layers of clothing required! Jeans and a hoodie were the order of the day, and this was about to improve still ...
... building was white-walled and terracotta-roofed, and very Mediterranean-looking indeed.
It was a good, fast sail - the waves made it slightly bumpier than we'd have liked, particularly coming into the marina's very narrow entrance. When the wind dropped a little halfway there Mister Kitty persuaded me it was a good idea to get our light wind spinnaker up. As soon as it was set, ...
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 ...
... br> The weather improved a bit later on, but overall this was not one of the better days of this trip. The consultation (apart from more 'wild' figs) was the semi-open municipal campground I stayed at for free; I only paid €1 for an hour of wifi. It's not the free I like, it's the ability to have both the shower&toilets and ...
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