Hotel Royal Thalasso Barriere
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August 3rdMade an early start from the Ile de Glenans 8.15am as the seas were flat and little wind unfortunately not enough wind to sail so motoring again not what we enjoy but we need to move south as quickly as possible. Breakfast on the move, toast with homemade bread, jam and marmalade and a cuppa sun out lovely start to the day. David put the line over to see if he could catch our tea...... No luckWe were finally able to get the main sail up about 1.15pm but still ...
... splendide village, but at time of writing 10.30 pm. The heavens have just openned, the most amazing 5 minute storm has just blown through.
Subject to weather we will be setting off, bound for Ile d'yeu, a small island in the Vendee.
Tomorrow we are hoping to post a blog with pictures while we are underway.
After visiting Auray, we originally intended on anchoring closer to the entrance of the Morbihan to save some time the next day, but because we had an outgoing tide and favourable winds we decided to continue on and we headed back to Ile d'Houat and anchored very close to the same spot we anchored in nearly a week ago. Again ...
... My northerly forecast turned into a westerly strong breeze but a great days sailing whilst we tried to remember our sailing skills - ian can now do a bowline again. Arrived at 7pm - boat needs a bit of a post passage tidy up (JOHN' S bunk a mess). More tomorrow if we wake ...
... the German submarine defences, as vividly described by Alistair McLEAN still exist. A bit of a disappointment, really. Large city, nothing at the port apart from blocked commercial entrances and a sailing school beside a vast aquarium, which would have taken a whole day to visit. Not even anywhere there to get some lunch! However, this was remedied at our evening stop at Vannes, where we had an excellent meal, including some of the best steak we've ever ...
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