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Travel Blogs from Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
... 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.
... 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 ...
... hit us and Jade took off about 60 degrees in the wrong direction. I got her back under control with some difficulty and we decided very swiftly that the spinnaker was coming straight back down. We didn't need it anyway, our normal sails were giving us a great turn of speed with the wind we were getting.
We settled ourselves down on our pontoon and got down to toasting our success.
I'm in Casablanca now, it's 31°, Nantes was 12 °. It's brown like Australia, France was lush and green,I don't suppose they have great tasting strawberries here. How odd, this morning I was wandering around the market in La Boule, now Casablanca. Two hours flight and the world has completely changed, it's not like this in Australia! Waiting for Dad (Chris), I haven't heard from him. I wrote an email on Friday, no response. Hope all is ...
On Tuesday, a little reluctantly, we left our hammerhead in Crouesty and went in search of fuel, which was a challenge in itself. There was a reasonable wind blowing which spun us right round when we tried to get onto the fuel pontoon, forcing Mister Kitty to pull us onto the pontoon by our bowline while I tried to get us under control again. Then, of course, we discovered that the machines were broken and we'd have to wait a couple of hours ...
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