Still Camaret...

Andy & Jo
Fri 8 Jul 2022 09:19

Camaret sur Mer and the Crozon peninsula are actually very nice places. There are some beautiful beaches with white sand and the weather has been very kind over the last couple of weeks too.




There are plenty of walks around the headlands with far reaching views out towards the bay of Biscay. All in all, it's a rather lovely spot.


We’ve also enjoyed being abroad and experiencing a different culture for the first time in years. Fresh baguettes, moules frites and on street laundrettes!




But, this isn't the reason we're still here. We've been waiting for a decent weather window to sail across the bay of Biscay to Spain. Crossing Biscay is a serious undertaking on any yacht and since it will take nearly three days we need a good forecast for the same. Well, we did have a possible window last weekend, but the mate was a little below par. When we left  Falmouth I wasn't feeling on top form and the mate succumbed a few days later but spending more time in Camaret has been no hardship.


Now, though, it looks as if we'll be able to leave [subject to change] on Sunday morning. We would expect to make landfall, sometime on Tuesday, late afternoon, in La Coruna on the Spanish north west coast. That part of Spain has a reputation for strong wind, so just in case, we have a back-up plan for a port of refuge in Viveiro, to the east of La Coruna. The mate took the fact that we'd be at sea on her birthday (11th July) really quite well, unless she has other plans like pushing the skipper overboard as punishment - eek!


We'll keep you posted...