L' Auberge du Cabestan
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... old town and splendid cathedral.
The evenings we spent playing a more sophisticated game of 'wink murder', hope the neighbours weren't kept awake with laughter.
Monday was a lovely day so everyone decamped to the beach in sight of the house for a the last swim before all young people went back to London and work, it was very quiet that ...
... small town like this in the off-season. The campground proprietor recommended three restaurants to us, one was closed, the other was really expensive, and we just barely got a table at the third, a Creperie. So it was Galettes and Crepes for us again tonight. We both had a Galette stuffed with St Jacques (scallops) in a mushroom cream sauce and for dessert, Crepe Suzette (crepes with orange rind and flamed Grand Mariner). Tres-tres-bon!
On the rolling sea today. The storm worsened during the morning so the Captain took us even further west into deeper ocean and away from land. The narrow continental shelf that runs along the French coast causes high waves when there is a westerly wind pushing the sea into the coast. By lunch time we were heading south but now 100 sea miles instead of the planned 60 away from the coast. Too far to make it back to Nantes. The Captain will try to get us to Bordeaux. The waves were 9 ...
We were up bright and early at 7am, we slept quite well to say it was the day of departure, usually were awake all night worrying we must be getting used to it - the worrying that is ! A quick bowl of porridge to settle 'boat belly' a last few checks and we were off - we were going to cross the Bay of Biscay. Over the Centuries the Bay has seen the demise of many a sailor, thousands of them dying in the treacherous Bay between France and Spain, ...
... to cover it at around 6 knots on average, about two and a half days if all goes well. I will update the blog tonight so if after a week there as been no more updates of our progress we've probably been eaten by fish and the adventure ended somewhere in Biscay ! We joined Ted and Chris for farewell drinks at the 'Donegan' and hopefully we will catch up with them later in the year in the Med. Camaret has been lovely but the time is now right to move ...