|Weird and Wonderful
Ploumanarc'h and Les Sept Iles
We then chose to go to Ploumanarc'h because Chris had a very vague memory
of having been there before with parents when about 15 years old! We were not
disappointed. The entrance is, to say the least, interesting and dries out
completely at low tide. A sill keeps the water in and boats out that are too
This little fishing boat was just too late, ended
up stuck on the sill, had to beat a retreat and come back five hours
The entrance is between massive red granite
boulders and on one side a fairy castle on the other.
The whole place is an amazing cascade of pink
granite boulders ranging from the scramble over kind to the massive cave forming
ones. Totally fascinating.
The visitors moorings at Ploumanarc'h consist of a
trot of buoys, joined by ropes and cables, beyond the sill and close to the
harbour entrance. They were quite tricky to manage with the wind blowing us
sideways so we were a bit miffed the next morning having spent a peaceful night,
when the harbour master told us they may be too shallow and moved us to another
trot further in the harbour. Actually it was much easier second time round.
On the way to Ploumanarc'h we visited Les Sept Isles
which have a vast Gannet colony on one of the islands. The one we landed on had
less spectacular but very endearing gull chicks.
Another fabulous anchorage in near perfect conditions!
The happy couple on Les Sept Isles....although Chris was considerably
less happy seconds after when tripping over the slab in front of his foot, he
removed large amounts of shin skin. Ugh!
Hot and dry, wonderful wind and excellent sailing....so far.