Just after passing around the western corner of Brittany the summer started, indeed. The temperature really rose and the Sun was shining beautifully. We found the sheltered inland sea where we headed with Suwena. Come on with us to the
Summary of the sailing season 2017
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.
Sada 17.7. – 19.7.
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
Viveiro 13.7. – 17.7.
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
Gijon 11.7. – 13.7.
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 8.7. – 11.7.
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
Crossing of the Bay of Biscay 7.7. – 8.7.
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
La Rochelle 25.6. – 7.7.
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
Carbon monoxide alarm in Les Sables d’Olonne and La Rochelle 23.6. – 6.7.
“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
Les Sables d’Olonne 23.6. – 25.6.
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