Monday, 14 September 2015

No Place Like Home Waters

I’ve said it before, but it deserves repeating: destiny is a fickle thing.  The shipyard had to order a part for our steering system, and rather than wait to fix it in November after we come back from the southern leg of our cruise, we decided to sail around our local waters until it arrived.  During this last week of sailing, we have finally found the beautiful islands and nice weather we’ve been looking for all summer, right in our own backyard. 

Here is our last week in pictures, from Houat Island and Belle Isle in the Quiberon Bay, Southern Brittany.

Mooring at Beg Salus, Houat.

Wildflowers on Belle Isle

The beautiful Grand Plage Houat

Belle Isle locals

Feels like Kentucky !

Nice spot for an afternoon, Houat.

Low tide, Houat.

The needles near Port Coton, Belle Isle

Drying harbour, Sauzon, Belle Isle

Ster Ouen, Belle Isle

Ster Wraz, Belle Isle.

In case you can't really determine if you are walking along cliffs on Houat...
Erosion on Houat after 50+ knots of wind for severeal days.


Hubert said...

wow, this looks like a fantastic last week of sailing! Great pics, and when I hear the rain pouring down here right now I cannot help but thinking of moving a bit further West, and South... ;-)
Thanks for sharing!

Sailing Mareda said...

Thanks Hubert,
We've now got pouring rain and near gales here, too. We're going to try heading south later this week but suspect we won't get too far down the coast before getting blocked by gales again. I'm losing hope for Indian Summer.