We sailed on the coast of North Brittany during two summers of 2015 – 2016. Here are some memories of our sailing with Suwena. Our stories of Brittany you can read from our blog entries.
In the summer of 2017 we mainly sailed in the waters of South-Brittany and continued later south on the west coast of France until La Rochelle from where we sailed across the Bay of Biscay to the coast of North-Spain.
We departed to the last leg of the summer cruise 9:30 in the morning. Our aim was to arrive at Marina Sada, Suwena’s next winter home, during the daylight. The planned sailing distance was about 50 nautical miles. Wind was
There was still no wind when we were sailing from Gijon to Viveiro. A few other boats were going west at the same time as well. Every now and then some boats tried to sail but soon everybody was again
The prevailing winds on the northern coast of Spain are from the west that is just from the direction we were heading to. Andrus was following the weather and only options he saw there was either 20 knot westerly wind
Laredo is a small resort town in the region of Cantabria on the eastern shore of Ria de Trento, only 15 nautical miles east from Santander. When arriving to a new town it is usually easy to spot the location
Once our batteries were replaced and the weather settled we were eager to go forward. The crossing of the Biscay will be the longest sailing voyage so far and we tried to prepare as well as we could. The route
The shipping forecast was showing that three low pressures would be combining in a few days creating a longer period of unsettled weather. We would have more to see and to do in La Rochelle thus on Sunday we sailed
“Warning, carbon monoxide! Warning, carbon monoxide!” is not something you’d like to hear at night for sure. Andrus was watching Netflix on iPad and I was listening audiobook when the warning suddenly sounded. As CO is odourless gas and silent
From the island of Yeu it is an easy 29 nautical miles sail to Les Sables d’Olonne. There are two marinas, a fishing port and a commercial harbour. The first and smaller marina as well as the fishing and commercial