When we launched Suwena for the first time in 2011 we could not have imagined that seven years later the spring launch would happen in Roscoff on the coast of Brittany in France. Unusually she was wintering two years at
Roscoff of Brittany
Last Saturday when we were walking back to Suwena enjoying the lovely summer evening, Andrus recalled how he was “driving” around Roscoff on Google Streetview three years ago while pondering would this be a suitable location for wintering Suwena. Last
Île de Batz 14.5.
At first the bridge astonished us with one end on land and another end descending into the sea. But at the low water on Roscoff waterfront you’d get an idea. The bay in front of Roscoff dries partially at the
Brest 22.5. – 24.5.
For a long time Suwena’s summer voyage started in warm sunshine when we cast off the lines in Roscoff on Monday morning. Hopefully this is a foretell that we have a warm weather for the whole trip. To be sure
Rade de Brest 24.5. – 26.5.
Rade de Brest is landlocked sea that is located on the northern coast of the Bay of Biscay. Most sailors on a way across the Bay of Biscay stop in Camaret-sur-Mer on the coast of the Atlantic just in front
Camaret-sur-Mer 26.5. – 30.5.
In the morning we sailed down the river L’Aulne to the coastal town of Camaret-sur-Mer. We had favourable current with us for the whole 17 nautical miles. When we arrived Caramet was already full of boats. The atmosphere was international
Îles de Glénan 30.5. – 1.6.
The Isles of Glenan, one of our most sought after destinations this summer, was next after Camaret. Glénan is a place for settled weather because its anchorages are rather unsheltered in strong winds and high seas. We had eagerly waited
Sainte-Marine and Benodet 1.6. – 3.6.
The weather forecast was showing cooler weather with some showers. We had an appetite for chilling out for another couple of days. The river Odet located 12 nautical miles north from the Glénan islands looked appealing. For sure it is
Concarneau 3.6. – 7.6.
Concarneau has made its living from the fishing industry for hundreds of years and the town is still the third largest fishing port in France. We have really noticed the scale of the fishing, as there is a myriad of
Beware of Electric Winch!
When we were specifying Suwena and making decisions about various onboard equipment we were warned that electric winches are unreliable. Now in the seventh summer it finally happened! After departing from Concarneau I was still coiling mooring lines and Andrus