Hotel Victor Hugo
Travel Blogs from Lorient
... World Cup quarter finals and France was playing - that explained the large screen and speakers that had been assembled that afternoon not far from us.
We went back to the boat to soak up the atmosphere. We were in the shade of our cockpit when it started to drizzle. Germany had scored and early goal, much to dampen the atmosphere. Then before half time the big screen stopped working and everyone either headed ...
After Elven we were in need of sustenance. Vannes was our destination, not far down the motorway, on the Gulf of Morbihan. It was easy getting into the centre of the city and found a parking spot (free between 12 and 2 being lunchtime when shops shut) and walked back through narrow cobbled streets - the norm really - and quickly chose a busy cafe with seats outside under the shade. It was clear and getting hotter as the day went on. ...
... were shutting but still managed to buy some seafood before the fish market closed. In the afternoon we went wandering around the town which was just lovely. There remains parts of the old town wall and ramparts, loads of half timbered houses etc. Just lovely.
We left le Trinite and headed for the Morbihan Gulf. We got there a little too early and had some tide against us at the entry but nothing too worrisome.
We spent sometime looking for a suitable anchorage - so many places are taken up by local moorings but we found something eventually.
We liked this particular anchorage so much we stayed ...
We left mid afternoon and headed towards another island, Ile d'Houat. The anchorage we chose was on quite crowded. We had a good internet signal so checked the weather. The wind was forecast to change direction sooner than our earlier forecast so we picked up the anchor and proceeded to the other side, like many others.
We spent the evening watching others come to this spot and last count before retiring we saw 40 boats, including a dutch barge at anchor. ...
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