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John back on blog duties today, we set off for an easy 15 miles journey accross the Loire estuary to noirmoutier, in little wind so motoring.
A few navigating issues, channels to follow plenty of rocks and shallow water. Plus loads of ships travelling up the Loire to Saint Nazaire.
So easy day nice evening in a ...
The story devlops at a pace. A canal barge has been changed to a First Class 8 once more. Left Bernard at 10ish and trundled down Arzal ready to go through a monster sea lock for our journey to Pornichet. Weather not bad but rather windier than expected -Ian doesn't do ...
... one of the many gates through the great stone wall into the old city centre.
The path we had walked on arrival was shut behind gates that wouldn't open until 8am, so I turned back down the hill and came out at the far side of the viaduct - far too high for me to walk across, but I could see a little path going up the grassy bank under the wall behind me and followed that to come out on top of the ramparts further along. There was nobody about but ...
... 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.
... and walk to the village Sarzeau but it was a little too windy for the dinghy ride to the slip so we stayed onboard and Gen continued with his sewing - this time a mozzie / fly net protector for the hatch.
Mid morning the following day we moved on and anchored off the Ile d'Arz. Went a shore and were pleasantly surprised by the village.
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