Sunday, 23 June 2013

One week later...

The first week of our "summer" cruise was spent island hopping between cold raindrops, and now we're hunkered down waiting for a gale to pass over.  It's supposed to clear out by tomorrow morning, leaving cool temperatures behind (it was cool already).  The wind is screeching through the masts here in Port Haliguen with gusts up to 35 knots and 3-4 meter seas on the exposed side of the isthmus.  But we've got a great boat slip close to the port office, good internet and radio reception, great bike paths, a charming town with lots of restaurants, DVDs, two fully loaded kindles, and piping hot showers close by.  As we say, it's better than being at home (but only just).  We're comforting each other with fantasies of selling the boat and moving to Morocco...

Houat Island with visitor.

Low tide on Hoedic Island

Queen of the Citadelle, Belle Isle

Solstice moon, 11pm, still light enough to read outside.

No swimming, indeed...
Lovely bike path along the wild coast (if you remember to head downwind...).
Scene seen along the bike path.