Hotel Le Lichen de la mer
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John back on blog duties today, we set off for an easy 15 miles journey accross the Loire estuary to noirmoutier, in little wind so motoring.
A few navigating issues, channels to follow plenty of rocks and shallow water. Plus loads of ships travelling up the Loire to Saint Nazaire.
So easy day nice evening in a ...
The story devlops at a pace. A canal barge has been changed to a First Class 8 once more. Left Bernard at 10ish and trundled down Arzal ready to go through a monster sea lock for our journey to Pornichet. Weather not bad but rather windier than expected -Ian doesn't do ...
... floors in the centre of the tower were gone so that you could stand at the bottom and see right up and out of the roof, 5 floors in all, but each one enormously high in itself. The array of fireplaces and doorways and windows all opening into this space was stunning. There were two spiral staircases within the walls still in good enough repair to climb up to the fourth storey, which of course we did... incredible views down into the centre of the tower as ...
Having enjoyed a few days chilling at anchor it was time to go explore a major town. We left the anchorage and headed for Vannes where we wanted to go through the HW swinging bridge. The passage through the islands is idyllic.
We got there just as the ...
... and walk to the village Sarzeau but it was a little too windy for the dinghy ride to the slip so we stayed onboard and Gen continued with his sewing - this time a mozzie / fly net protector for the hatch.
Mid morning the following day we moved on and anchored off the Ile d'Arz. Went a shore and were pleasantly surprised by the village.
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