Glenn, Chris and Adrian, hereafter known as the “ARC
crew”, left us in Camaret to return to their day jobs
leaving Trish and I to sail the boat as double handers for
the first time.
The trip down from St Kat’s to Camaret had been
memorable with great weather, a mixture of wind conditions from none to 30kts
This allowed us to get used to the boat under all conditions
and benefit from Duncan’s knowledge of the boat and
also his Yachtmaster
Instructor sailing skills.
We decided to leave Camaret a day earlier than planned to
catch the best of weather and tides through the notorious Raz de Sein.
With no wind and flat seas the passage became something of a
non event and we hit the passage at exactly slack
Unfortunately this meant that we entered the Odet river on
the full ebb and mooring to the outside of the visitors pontoon
was something of a challenge, getting off may well be as big
We stayed in Benodet for four days, a very pretty town just
inside the mouth of the river before moving on to Lorient from
where we plan to explore the many beautiful medieval towns
and villages that are found throughout South Britanny.