Journeys of Aardvarc
Sat 14 Jul 2012 17:05
We woke at 2am, wind had dropped a little and it was high tide. We hastily removed ourselves from the fuel pontoon as we expected many angry fisherman at first light.
Sailed around the corner 3 miles to the main marina. Depth had increased to 5 metres so were able to cautiously creep in picking out the unlit buoys with a torch.
3am, tied up inside, peace at last...
Today we booked a berth in the centre of La Rochelle and took the boat up at midday in time for the lock to open.
Sailed between the famous twin towers and watched Charles ( see poster) play keyboards and sing ( rather well) while waiting for the lifting bridge.
Perfect safe roomy berth inside and right in the middle of the town
Today it is "Franco Folies" festival billed as "Glastonbury by the sea".
Not seen any mud or filthy toilets yet but it is early in the day!
Atmosphere is great, v busy, food and market stalls all over and lots of different bands playing.
We settled for Moules frites and are now waiting for the evening to kick off...they were handing out free ear plugs in the streets, so we are expecting quite a din....
Architecture and scenery rather special, hope you like the pics...
On one of the photos you will see a small fishing boat that Heather said looked like a floating ice cream van...I immediately christened it " Mr Shippy" and
was awarded quite a high score for me for my "Dad joke"...