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Travel Blogs from Bretignolles Sur Mer
- Off to La Rochelle ready for Bastille day, started with big spinnaker aand full main, there is little wind so dropped the spinnaker and motoring, but still quite bumpy hence going to ostop typing expecting to be parked up in La Rochelle by 6 ...
... very slowly into the wind and waves while we first dropped the main altogether and then pulled it back up the mast, rethreading it into its track as we went. It was bloody exhausting as well; while Mistery Kitty perched on the coach roof while the boat rolled about beneath us, I winched the sail all the way back up the mast.
We put our mainsail away again and decided we wouldn't risk using it again on ...
We had a much more leisurely start the next morning, setting off at around 11:30 with bright sun and much calmer seas than the day before.
With lighter winds the spinnaker was actually a good idea, and it bore us steadily along towards Joinville on the Ile d'Yeu. We'd hoped to be able to anchor for the ...
... 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!!!
... some of the Bordeaux wine we had bought.
On Friday we went out for a drive along the Vendée coast. We went from La Tranche sur Mer along the coast north to Les Sables D'Olonne. It was a really nice drive but the wind was high and the dark clouds were coming in so we headed back to camp for some more relaxing and Bordeaux ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Pets allowed