Forecasts of gales in South Biscay but moderate in
South Brittany. It would have been a fun weekend in Port Louis with a Classic
Boat festival and regatta and lots of tents being erected but there was no room
for us! Had a delay leaving as the " Capitanerie" was not open to pay for the
berthing! Slipped down the channel and hoisted sails and enjoyed a good reach
in NNE wind as far as Teignouse channel where the wind died and the
sloppy sea required the engine to thread our way past the buoys.
The Teignouse at the end of the Quiberon
Peninsula is a place of fast tides and shoals and to be avoided in bad weather
but apart from the irregular sea today is benign.
However with lots of cardinal marks I think it is a
classic example of topmarks being too small; I would not like to try and
identify a buoy in bad weather and without GPS/plotter. Several "classics"
sailing North for the regatta.
Entered Morbihan with a good flood and followed the
channel NE to Larmor Baden where we picked up a mooring to meet an old college
6 knots of tide at entrance and around the islands