Hotel Restaurant Le Chateau de la Verie
Travel Blogs from Challans
... 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 ...
... 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, ...
... paid only $150! Phew!!!
LH redeemed itself with a pleasant flight crew, free wine, lots of current movies and decent food!
Arrived at our airport hotel where Werner assembled bikes with assistance of his sous-mechanic.
Aside from being locked in the stairwell with our faithful steeds and temporarily misplacing our train tickets our departure south by train to Challans, in the Vendee Department of ...
... to the Ile de Noirmoutier but we discovered it was high tide....it was also very windy but we had a windblown salty leg-stretch and an ice cream, then drove to where the bridge is.
I like to drive the coast road wherever possible, so on arriving on the island we turned right to (hopefully) do an anti- clockwise circuit. We stopped in a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed