47°50.3' N004°10.5 WSunday, 21st June
First stop with working wifi!
Bought live crab and mussels in Camaret and christened Sophie's "Moules" Pot for the first time this summer!Yum!
Best sails so far. Bright, sparkly sort of days with good wind. Left Camaret on Saturday to get down through the Raz du Sein. For those who are not familiar this is a headland with a tidal gate that has a fearsome reputation. We have never had a problem with it though., just once it was a bit like being in a washing machine.We are now in Loctudy, which is a very smart little port with a big fishing fleet.Most of the landed fish is already crated and ready for shipping, however they keep a proportion of the catch back to sell direct to the public.The variety and freshness is wonderful.The area is lush and green with some southern vegetation that gives a hint of things to come.The houses are beautifully kept with the most wonderful slate roofs.
My birthday tomorrow, so weather willing, we are off to the Iles de Glenans, an Atlantic atoll about 10 miles offshore that (apart from the temperature) would fool you into thinking you were in the Caribbean - all white sands and turquoise water.They are tiny but beautiful - will put up a picture when we next find a wifi hotspot..I will buy some fish to barbecue on a beach, just in case Richard fails to catch me supper!
Looking at the weather charts for the trip across Biscay to northern Spain, we need at least 3 clear days for safety's sake.It's a long haul for us, probably about 48 solid non-stop hours, spelling each other through the nights two hours on and two hours off.Will let someone know before we set off.....