Hotel Punta Lara
Travel Blogs from Noirmoutier en l'Ile
... 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.
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 ...
... 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, ...
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?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed