Belle-île-en-Mer or Beautiful Island is like its name is saying a beautiful island and a very popular holiday destination in South-Brittany. We had been waiting in Concarneau for better weather and the sea to get settled before continuing to the
Le Palais, Belle-Île-en-Mer 8.6. – 11.6.
The harbour of Le Palais has buoys inside the breakwater or alternatively it is possible to enter the marina behind the tidal gate. Marina is accessible between -1.5h and +1h high water. We had our share of the rolling in
Morbihan 11.6. – 14.6.
The Gulf of Morbihan is the inland sea in South-Brittany. Its size is about 8 by 4 nautical miles and there are a total of around 60 islands and islets. The tidal current is running between the islands at a
Vannes 14.6. – 18.6.
Vannes is an attractive medieval town at the head of the Gulf of Morbihan. The distance to the mouth of Morbihan is only 10 nautical miles. However many sailors skip this gorgeous pearl. They think that it’s difficult to enter
Île-d’Houat 18.6. – 19.6
Cruising Association’s Rally Yeu was about to start on Tuesday and we still had a few days before sailing to Île-d’Yeu. The heat wave was still continuing and we were tempted to make one more stop in the islands of
Île d’Yeu 19.6. – 23.6.
When we were sailing to southern England in 2013 and we started our circumnavigation of the British Isles we joined a very active cruising club, The Cruising Association. The club has sections all over the world. At first we joined
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
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
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
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