We left Plymouth a day after we
planned, as the autohelm didn't work, which we only discovered as we were
untying the mooring lines!
Somewhere south of Fowey we decided
to turn right and head for Brittany, as the wind was right. The wind
increased over the night and we reefed at dusk. Dinner was not
We picked up an exhausted pigeon
half way across, which repaid us by roosting on the reefing lines under the
spray dodger, and redecorating them. He was relaunched near Ushant
and headed back over France, full of flapjack, and rewatered.
We pulled into Morgat as
we were all tired of being rolled around on nasty sixish seas, and the
girls went tearing along a huge sandy beach.
We stopped at the Glenans, and had
a great couple of days of sun and sand, and a brisk interrogation from the
French customs, who nicely didn't fine us despite lack of part 1 registration
certificate,(still stuck in Cardiff).
Today we played minigolf to
celebrate my birthday! Thiery and Nadine invited us onto their boat to
meet Oscar(9months) and have a drink. Mimi's birthday is tomorrow, so we
will probably delay going to St Maria/Belle Isle until Tuesday.