Hotel Mona Lisa
Travel Blogs from La Baule
... 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, ...
... admittedly the wind was only borderline 'strong' and the swell was only borderline large, but it was enough to make us nervous, but as it turned out it was all rather easier than expected and I steered us into the river with very little effort at all.
We headed a few miles up the river to the lock at Arzal and tied ourselves onto the waiting pontoon there so we could go through the lock the next morning. I was even more nervous about ...
... away from the wind enough to get our sails up, which helped balance us out a little, but we were nonetheless relieved to reach our destination, confident that there would be ample space in its six basins for us.
Or not. We'd managed to pick the worst possible time to visit there; a dory came to meet us on our way in to tell us they were having a boat show and were almost ...
... for a quiet road we enjoyed rolling past the white-washed houses with red tiled rooves and azur blue shutters. As traffic increased we were very impressed with the courtesy shown to us by camper vans, cars and buses in waiting to safely pass us as we clung to the narrow shoulder!
We now have are first day behind us - 53 kl - and we have to admit that we're feeling a little pooped!!!
I meet a lot of people, and ate lot of interesting food, and got some cool new toys. Can we do this Christmas thing every week?
- Pets allowed