Travel Blogs from Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
- Off to La Rochelle ready for Bastille day, started with big spinnaker aand full main, there is little wind so dropped the spinnaker and motoring, but still quite bumpy hence going to ostop typing expecting to be parked up in La Rochelle by 6 ...
... splendide village, but at time of writing 10.30 pm. The heavens have just openned, the most amazing 5 minute storm has just blown through.
Subject to weather we will be setting off, bound for Ile d'yeu, a small island in the Vendee.
Tomorrow we are hoping to post a blog with pictures while we are underway.
... and the waves hitting us hard enough to cause the dreaded slamming, which was not what we had been expecting from the forecast. To make matters worse, after about an hour our mainsail, we which had put out in the vague hope of getting some benefit from the wind, managed to pull itself out of its track within the mast and was clattering about. This needed to be fixed, and swiftly, and we ended up spending half an ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking