Hotel Punta Lara
Travel Blogs from Noirmoutier en l'Ile
We had a much more leisurely start the next morning, setting off at around 11:30 with bright sun and much calmer seas than the day before.
With lighter winds the spinnaker was actually a good idea, and it bore us steadily along towards Joinville on the Ile d'Yeu. We'd hoped to be able to anchor for the ...
... 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.
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 ...
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?
... 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 ...
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed