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This entry's been a while in coming, I know - nowhere seems to have good free wifi at the moment so I've been putting off updating this for a while.
We came back through the lock at Arzal on the 12th, which was a bit of a nightmare but we made it through, which is the main thing, then got up depressingly early the next morning to head south to l'Herbaudière, a small village where ...
... we came onto a better angle towards the wind and waves. We were making excellent speed and now the waves were behind us, making for much more comfortable progress in a catamaran.
The next challenge was the entry to the Villaine River, which gets extremely shallow, and which the pilot guide cautions against attempting to enter at less than half tide with strong south-westerly wind or swell, which was exactly what we were about to ...
... 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 ...
... paid only $150! Phew!!!
LH redeemed itself with a pleasant flight crew, free wine, lots of current movies and decent food!
Arrived at our airport hotel where Werner assembled bikes with assistance of his sous-mechanic.
Aside from being locked in the stairwell with our faithful steeds and temporarily misplacing our train tickets our departure south by train to Challans, in the Vendee Department of ...
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?
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