Iles de Glenan (just like the Carribean!)


The weather has been fabulous for the past few days and set fair, so I decided to take on the Iles de Glenan on my own. Wild Bird and I nudged our way in to the centre of the archipelago, on a rising tide to a mooring area called La Chambre. A yachtmaster type test ensued trying to work out whether or not we would touch the bottom at low water in the middle of the night. I woke up at 0030 to find we had 0.4m which was oodles in the circumstances! Next morning I awoke to thick mist which lifted at about 10.30. I arranged my office in the hatchway of the boat and am able to steer the boat from that position. It must unnerve other sailors seeing noone behind the wheel. In the afternoon we sailed into Port-la-Foret which is a large marina but in a beautiful setting and the pretty village, La Foret-Fouesnant is one mile up river. I rode my fold up bike, Ronald the Brompton.

Yesterday was a short hop to Concarneau, where there is plenty of room which is probably because it's early in the season. Not being used to domestic stuff, I have been very good, I think, in buying fresh food, and the highlight in Concarneau has to be the fresh market open every day in the mornings. I came away with some langoustines which need cooking tonight! My culinary skills are improving. Although noone will believe me at home, the job of managing a yacht and trying to update a pilot book is full-on. I am desperately trying to catch up with my planned itinerary and am making good progress, but I have a lot of ground to cover before the winter. We move on to the next section in the book this afternoon, from Benodet Bay to Groix and the Rias. Tonight's stop will be in either the Aven or Belon river. Picture is of the Iles de Glenan.