|La Roche-Bernard With Sarah B (reddish) In Background.|
|Guy Struggling With Wifi Outside Harbour Office|
|Ginny On Top Of The La Roche Rock With River Vilaine|
|Under The New Bridge At La Roche Bernard|
|Passing The Peaceful Marina At Foleux|
|Marina At Foleux|
|Overnight Riverside Stop At Rieux|
It was a beautiful misty morning over the river as we departed for our destination to the top at Redon. We were hoping to do some shopping at the market but found it closed so after a short stop turned around and headed back down river all the way to Arzal to collect the repaired engine.
|Early Morning Mist On The River Vilaine|
|Signposts On The River/Canal Junction Near Redon|
|Local Fisherman On The River|
We stayed overnight at Arzal and caught the early morning lock opening to head off to Pornichet. A lovely marina situated at the end of a 5 mile beach lined with large flashy modern hotels. It was quite clearly the Blackpool of France! We cycled the next day to St Nazaire to visit the submarine pens which were a large disappointment. We were delighted to see a couple of monuments, one to the Americans arriving in Europe for WW1 and the second to the British in support of the French to block the German subs. Very moving. The total cycle ride was about 30 miles long!! We returned shattered and enjoyed a meal out at the Marina Restaurant.
|Submarine Pen, Now A Mooring Location|
|Two Of The Many Fishing Huts Along The Coast|
|Pornic In The Evening Light (2300 Hrs)|
|The Chateau (Bluebeard's Castle) With Pornic In Background|
|The Old Pornic Inner Harbour And Restaurants|
|Ginny With Pornic In Background|
|Walking Round Pornic|
|Guy Snoring On The Beach|
It was another early departure as we headed south again this time to the Ile D'Yeu in thick fog, a swelling sea and little wind. It was a long motor to Port Joinville. The atmosphere of the island is very Greek with small white houses with red tiles and coloured shutters. All very attractive. Strong winds were forecast so we cycled around the island and visited the old castle on the western side. We returned to the boat to go out again and spend the night doing wifi at another bar! Any excuse for a beer!!
|The Church And Back Streets Of Port Joinville|
|Guy On Bike|
|Le Vieux Chateau|
|Guy At Le Vieux Chateau|
|Ginny With Map At Le Vieux Chateau!|
|Port La Meule|
After 3 lovely days on Ile D'Yeu as F5/6 winds and a large Biscay swell pass through, we plan to head off to Sables D'Olonne. We have now definitely left Brittany for the warmer area of the Vendee.
|The Track Of Our Latest Exploits|