9th August, Anse de Combrit, River Odet.

Magnetic Attraction
Roger and Margaret Pratt
Tue 10 Aug 2010 08:52


Away from Loctudy. Left after lunch, sailed under genoa up to Benodet. As ever, the heart-stopping moment as we sailed under the Pont de Cornuaille, almost on the top of the tide: always that fear that the top of the mast will hit the underside of the bridge.

The Anse de Combrit has, we think, silted: it may be that spring tides are due in 3 days or so, but we haven’t got as far into the anchorage as hoped. I’m writing at 9.30, and the lat of the ebb tide is showing that we aren’t in deepest water. We took the dinghy up the river on high tide, but it shoaled very quickly, and with a strong ebb running we didn’t go too far. Roger has laid a kedge anchor to hold us away from the mud flats.