Not so much a sailing blog but a motoring blog.
We left Camaret hoping for some wind, ANY wind. There wasn’t any, so we put the mainsail up just to stabilise the boat and headed towards the Raz de Sein. We should have left earlier than we planned but the alarm didn’t wake us up. However, we rushed up and down, rounf and round and left on time. No one else seemed to worry about getting to the Raz de Sein on time. The tides can be up to 5knots and with wind over tide can be very rough. But it was neaps and light winds so no worries.
The Raz was very calm when we got there and just past it we managed to sail for about an hour to give the engine a rest. We got into Ste Evette onto a mooring buoy at around 2:00pm followed by C Moon about 30 minutes later.
Most of the afternoon and evening was spent with them on our boat putting the world to rights….
Next morning, we managed to leave at about 9:00 am to catch the more gentle tide aroud the Pointe de Penmarche. This was yet another motor; did we buy a sail-boat or a motor-boat? Answers on a post card to someone else please.
We did manage sail for about 3/4 hour on our way into Benodet, which was very pleasant. At least the engine sound-proofing is working well and now that the engine has been well used over the past three weeks, it seems to be starting much better and running smoothly.
We waved to the beach where the family were, however, it was about 1/2 mile away. A few texts and phone calls later, we made contact and they are coming by car to see us tomorrow – in a forecast rain shower most probably! We’re here for 4 days at least.