Terra Firma

Alan & Mary Phypers
Wed 1 Sep 2010 09:08

47:29.246N 03:05.961W

Tuesday 31 August 2010


It was still very choppy when we awoke in the morning although we were treated to another lovely sunrise.  We both had a strong desire to leave our very uncomfortable visitors mooring for something a little less stressful.  But as is always the case, the wind Gods knew we wanted to head SE, so served up a nice 20kt SE breeze.



Sunrise in a very choppy Sauzon


Having had two nights ‘at anchor’, the last of which hadn’t been much fun, Mary understandably decided she wanted a run ashore and to spend the night on ‘Terra Flatter’ (ie in a Marina), so we motor sailed to Port Haliguen on the Quiberon Peninsula.  We arrived in the mid afternoon rush hour and had to wait 30 minutes for a visitors space.  The very helpful harbourmaster kindly created a nice big space for us, only for it to be nabbed by a small French boat whilst we were swapping our fenders over!  Fortunately he found us another space in the residents marina.



Rounding La Teignouse on our way to Haliguen

It was a bit frustrating to be heading in the wrong direction, but all other options would have meant a long slog directly to windward.  We are, however, a cruising boat and a true cruising sailor never goes to windward!   If only...........