47:50.32N004:10.53W Tuesday 5th August 2008

Paul Huntley
Tue 5 Aug 2008 17:52

Arrived at 18:30 port side too, on the visitor's pontoon at Lochtudy. Ula, with the Richards family aboard arrived shortly after us at 18:45.Lochtudy is near to Benodet, on the southern Brittany coast. It is a small fishing port ,quieter than neighbouring Benodet, but the marina offers full facilities ashore.

Setting off this morning from Camaret at 09:00 after re-fuelling, we motored in light head winds to the top end of the Raz de Sein. We travel in convoy with" Ula" negotiating the Chenal de Tourlinguet and south to the Pointe du Van passing the famous  La Plate light house and into the Raz. We rounded the Pointe du Raz in the company of a French navy tug.

Setting course to the Pte De Penmarc, we motor sail on with five to seven knots of wind on the nose, rounding the point we free the wind and set full main and Genoa on a broad reach passing Guilinec and Lesconil on our way to Lochtudy. We had our first sighting of dolphin today when a pod came over briefly to play. 

Today was a 58 mile run at an average speed of 6.2 knots, but only five of the ten hours sailing. We intend to stay for two nights and leave on Thursday for La Coruna if the forecast stays good.

Best wishes Paul