Friday, 7 June 2013

Benodet To Concarneau

      We left St Marine & Benodet early on 3 Jun 13 as Guy decided that the weather was too good to miss going out ( or was it a fear of the castrator! )  and we headed out with little wind to the Iles De Glenans described as a tropical paradise. We had visited them twice before only in strong winds and wet conditions. We found a wonderful spot off Iles de Penfret which proved to be a superb anchorage in the most magnificent clear water with white beaches to dream about. We met up with Tony & Andrea again who gave us a lift ashore for a walk and a thrashing at a game of beach boules. We walked round the whole island in 30 minutes! We rounded the day off with a BBQ on K2 with our neighbours, Tony & Andrea from Dalhanna Of Lymington.

Leaving St Marine.

Tony's Taxi To The Beach
 We discovered several wooden thunder boxes scattered on the island all of which had a most useful viewing box to admire the stunning views while sat on the throne. This is the second best view I have ever had second to a throne that once looked out towards Everest.  
Guy On Thunder box With Viewing Window
The View From The Thunderbox! Stunning.
The Beach At Iles De Penfret.
The Iles De Penfret Anchorage
The BBQ.
 We awoke on the 4 Jun 13 to a stunning morning and decided to stay for the day. We pumped up the dingy and then set off on a magical trip around all the islands, a sort of mini Scilly Isles without the population and so much warmer. It was a most enjoyable day enjoying this tropical paradise off the Brittany coast ending with another gourmet meal this time on Dalhanna Of Lymington.

Kisti Two At AnchorageOff Iles De Penfret
A Hard Day In The Office

Ginny On Her Private Island
Guy In Heaven, No Worries, Be Happy!
An Old Fort On One Of The Islands.
Captured By Capt Sharpe!
Not Another Stunning Beach!

    We forced ourselves away on Thu 6 Jun 13 due to imminent thunderstorms and gently motored to Concarneau. We have been here before and have always enjoyed ourselves, especially in the walled town of Ville Close which is alongside the marina. It is a miniature St Malo and we were soon enjoying Moulles again this time with Tony & Andrea. We also indulged in our first ice creams as the temperature was about 25C and very humid.

Enjoying Moulles (Left On Photo)
Just had To Have Some Ice Cream
Such Smug Faces!!

      We awoke to thunderstorms on Friday 7 Jun 13 which cleared on time for Ginny to enjoy her passion of going to the French market. Concarneau had been deserted the day before but it suddenly came to life and the market was a hive of activity. Ginny was soon laden with French specialities, strange sausages, spices and loads of vegetables for the next week while Guy followed as the dutiful porter watching all the girls passing bye. 

The Spice Man

      After a good French lunch, baguette and rillettes, we went for a walk around the walled town. The town provides everything that Zoe loves, archaeology, shopping and gourmet food! She will have missed this visit. AAAhhhhgggg.

The Walled Town Overlooking The Marina With K2.
A restaurant In The Walled Town.

Guy In The Chocolate Shop. Heaven
We Purchased Some Spiced Chocolate. Delicious.
That Waiste Needs Some Attention!
The Walled Town With Ginny Sat Resting
Not Another Sunset
Bon Nuit.

             Not sure if its a cycle ride or passage to Iles De Groix tomorrow. Who cares.............
           That's tomorrows problem.