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Travel Blogs from St-Jean-de-Monts
... and the waves hitting us hard enough to cause the dreaded slamming, which was not what we had been expecting from the forecast. To make matters worse, after about an hour our mainsail, we which had put out in the vague hope of getting some benefit from the wind, managed to pull itself out of its track within the mast and was clattering about. This needed to be fixed, and swiftly, and we ended up spending half an ...
... our intended anchorage wouldn't be at all sheltered from the northerly winds overnight, so once again we headed into a marina and grumbled about the cost.
On the bright side, no more were seven layers of clothing required! Jeans and a hoodie were the order of the day, and this was about to improve still ...
... building was white-walled and terracotta-roofed, and very Mediterranean-looking indeed.
It was a good, fast sail - the waves made it slightly bumpier than we'd have liked, particularly coming into the marina's very narrow entrance. When the wind dropped a little halfway there Mister Kitty persuaded me it was a good idea to get our light wind spinnaker up. As soon as it was set, ...
... for a quiet road we enjoyed rolling past the white-washed houses with red tiled rooves and azur blue shutters. As traffic increased we were very impressed with the courtesy shown to us by camper vans, cars and buses in waiting to safely pass us as we clung to the narrow shoulder!
We now have are first day behind us - 53 kl - and we have to admit that we're feeling a little pooped!!!
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?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking