Monthly Archives: August 2014

Camaret

Picture postcard with decaying hulks of old fishing vessels, mini-cairns along the quai, pretty waterfront of crêperies, painted houses and bars with the odd simple stage for summer evening entertainment, changeable weather, not least a beach for young cooped-up legs to … Continue reading

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Guernsey – Skipper’s birthday

The number of times we’ve visited St. Peter Port reflects our fondness for this location. City centre location belies the not-so-great shopping but it offers a counter-point to French fare and we always enjoy ourselves here, this time at the … Continue reading

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Pitstop in L’Aber-Wrac’h

We allowed ourselves a peaceful pit-stop in l’Aber-Wrac’h in becalmed conditions to wait for the tide to turn (the Chenal du Four demands the best conditions) and to wash some linen (after an accident overnight – it can take a while for … Continue reading

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Merci Port La Forêt

Nous partons de Camaret pour arriver à Port La Forêt. Le guide anglais nous dit d’arriver au ponton visiteur muni de catways et de s’annoncer à la capitainerie à l’arrivée. Nous voilà arrivés. Je ne vois pas de catways mais … Continue reading

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Le port de Guernsey plein comme un oeuf!

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James in South Brittany

Hey guys. I’m having a wonderful time – let me tell you why. On the way here (South Brittany) we saw a few dolphins, we went to the beach a couple of days ago, we went to a friend’s house … Continue reading

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Butterflies in my tummy

I’m nervous because we are going to attempt to start our crossing of the Bay of Biscay tomorrow morning and it will be the longest trip until we cross the Atlantic. The trip to Spain should take approximately 3 days. … Continue reading

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Daisy

Hi guys! We saw dolphins – 20 dark grey dolphins just to be sure and 1 dolphin came to swim next to us. Oh, and, by the way, who knows who is Elsa’s boyfriend? Jack Frost! Bye!

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Waiting for the weather

A weather window allowed us to descend from Camaret round the corner of Finisterre to South Brittany. Visiting Port-la-Forêt (breton : Porzh ar Forest) not only offered shelter from the low pressure due to arrive overnight but also the chance … Continue reading

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Le grand départ (part deux)

This morning (or even last night – either way at 0300 UTC+2 / French summer time) we left Cherbourg for Guernsey, on Skipper’s birthday – not sure how auspicious since straight into WSW BF2-3, but at least it’s sunny and … Continue reading

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