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Crossing the Bay of Biscay

France to Spain, the famous Bay of Biscay, a notoriously challenging bit of water to cross.  I admit I was nervous but also had a wee feeling of excitement thrown in along with the apprehension of what we would find out there.  So many…

French Island Fun in the Sun, Swimming and Scrubbing

Summer has arrived at long last!  Almost three years since we left Australia and two rather cold years sailing northern Europe we have found the sun and are loving it! It actually took a few days to acclimatise after being cold for so long,…

200 Nautical Miles of Brittany Coast

It was not all clear skies, calm seas and nice sailing winds in a perfectly functioning boat but we will not dwell on the less than perfect days as we update you on of our recent passages and stops as we continue to explore…

Ile de Bréhat, a place I could happily call home

Ile de Bréhat just 3.5 km long and 1.5 km wide at its widest point and undoubtably one of the most beautiful places we have visited so far.   We had planned to anchor off the island in deep water and then scope out…

Au Revoir Normandy, Bonjour Brittany – working our way West

This leg will see us change regions in France leaving Normandy and entering Brittany.  France is dived into 13 regions, (similar to Australia being divided into States).  It was our intention to leave Îles Chausey early in the morning (7am ish) with the tide…

Îles Chausey

We decided to back track a little and visit the Iles Chausey which is a group of small islands, islets and rocks off the coast of Normandy, in the English Channel just 10 nautical miles from Granville.  They are the pride of the area…