4 L’ Aber Wrac’h to Ile de Sein, entering the Bay of Biscay

Still enjoying favourable winds to make progress towards the southern coast of Brittany, where we will be spending some weeks to enjoy the french coastal life. A nice combination of old favourites, like the wrecks of old fishing boats in Camaret and breakfast on the terrace at cafe de la Cale in Ste Marine, and… Continue reading 4 L’ Aber Wrac’h to Ile de Sein, entering the Bay of Biscay

3 Roscoff – a first touch of Brittany

On the we back from the evening concert, at the church in the far middle

During a 20 hour overnight sailing trip from Cherbourg we passed the British channel islands. Very strict UK Covid quarantine rules made us sail past our favourite Sark anchor bay and Guernsey’s St Peter Port before arriving in a dense fog at Roscoff early morning. When the sun opened up the day at lunchtime, the… Continue reading 3 Roscoff – a first touch of Brittany

2 Belgium and Normandy – Joining friends on the way south

Night crossing Seine Bay

First stretch was to Nieuwpoort Belgium. To meet up with long time friends Dartel and Spicy Lady, both on their way to the south. Time for a ‘pintje’ and joint sail to Boulogne sur Mer. Followed by an overnight crossing to Cherbourg where Quatorze Juillet fireworks were waiting for us.

1 Setting Sail

On July 10 we decided the time was right to set sail. Two days ahead of initial schedule to benefit from the favourable but rare northerly winds. But first we had a nice string of good-byes. Family and the Ouddorp sailing club cheered us away from the Reddingloods. Here we received a first survival kit… Continue reading 1 Setting Sail