Passing the Raz de Sein

Alan & Mary Phypers
Fri 27 Aug 2010 21:45

48:00.45N 04:33.07W


We woke up to the usual windy, wet and grey morning we have to come to expect in Camaret.  However we glimpsed blue sky for about 15 mins, just to tease us.  Fortunately the wind had veered by 180 degrees and was now Northerly , which was much more helpful for our trip south.  More importantly, it now meant we were being ‘blown off’ our marina berth rather than being pinned to it by the southerly wind of the previous two days.  This greatly eased our departure and avoid any embarrassing berthing incidents!



Stella at Camaret


We left Camaret at 1500h in order to arrive at the Raz de Sein at slack water at 1830h.  With the wind behind us, we had a lazy sail with just the head sails to Audierne, where we picked up a visitor mooring at Ste Evette.  Exactly on cue, as we rounded La Plate at the Raz de Sein, the sun came out!


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Rounding the Raz de Sein


Tomorrow we plan to sail to Benodet and then go ‘creek crawling’ up the river Odet.



Sun at last