Category Archives: Bretagne

Sailing with the elite

We reached past Francois Gabart’s Vendee Globe winner (current title and record holder) as we started out across Biscay from Brittany, after mooring just along from his toy in Port-la-Forêt, a rapid-looking RM. We were then interrupted in our departure for the … Continue reading

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Progress in Port-la-Forêt

Beaches: first baignades (and skimboarding, petanque, sandcastles) of the trip off Brittany’s beaches – water still needs to get a lot warmer as we progress southwards. Pizzas: best ever (or at least for a very long time) Calzones in the … Continue reading

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Raz de Sein

Another diesel doddle. Timed our departure to arrive bang on slack water and admire the brave souls tacking their way up through the Raz. A long day punctuated by wind changes to keep anything worth sailing in right on the … Continue reading

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Chenal du Four

The Chenal du Four was an altogether chilled-out affair, after our brief sojourn in l’Aber-Wrac’h, with calm demeanours and still calmer winds and waters.

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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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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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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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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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