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Travel Blogs from Lorient
... of us was in a very good mood. We were riding to see the Alignements de Carnac which are about 3000 rocks lined up along the countryside and very thoughtfully of the ancient celts they had put them right next to the road. These are from between 2000-5000 BC or if you prefer, the aliens put them there. The ride was pretty tough going as a lot of it was into a headwind and when we followed the tourist map we had onto some bike tracks they ...
... scenic in any way. They were definitely slower though as we went through a few villages with their speedbumps and roundabouts. Eventually we arrived at our campsite and as we drove around looking for a pitch we realised we needed to fill Sven with water so we had to go back and do that and then we realised that we needed an adaptor for the electrical hookup so I had to go back and get this and then we picked a pitch and we drove onto it and ...
Still on our quest to fix the heating, we left Port Louis for the massive marina of Port du Crouesty. It has space for perhaps 3000 boats and supposedly can house almost 300 visitors.
It was fairly windy and once again we found ourselves heading almost directly into the wind and waves, our bows flying upwards and crashing down again, making for a distinctly uncomfortable journey. We ...
... right into the next wave, causing her to judder, losing a massive amount of speed. While the wind was light enough for this effect not to be too pronounced, it certainly wasn't our preference.
We altered our course a little to try to take the waves at a more comfortable angle, and this allowed us to get our mainsail and jib out. They didn't do much for our speed at this angle of wind, but they helped to balance us out, limiting the rocking motion. ...
Her take on the day's events:
Friday 2nd May
Day 10 - a day of wild landscapes and photographic loss
I did not have the best of days. I spent most of the morning taking what I thought would be some amazing shots only to find that none of them had been saved on to my memory card - a catastrophic failure of a new (and very expensive) piece of equipment. I was shattered. By the time I had discovered this, it was too late to go back ...
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