Monday, 8 February 2016

Quiberon's Wild Coast, Unchained

The first big storm of winter hit southern Brittany today with recorded gusts of 146 km / hr (91 mph, 79 knots!).  Patrick and I ventured out to the Wild Coast (Cote Sauvage) near our home to watch the spectacle.  We waited till the wind was a more manageable 75 km / hr (40 knots), but taking photos was still difficult - impossible to steady the camera and sea foam blowing everywhere. We're very happy Mareda is safely tucked away on her cradle (facing the wind !).

Grib files showing 40 knots sustained winds for the next 24 hours or so...



Sea foam plasters the rocks and flies through the air











4 comments:

Astrolabe Sailing said...

Gosh glad you aren't out in that!!

Sailing Mareda said...

Me, too ! Sometimes being an off-season sailor isn't so bad...

ELB said...

Goodness gracious! I particularly love the picture of that one lone house--very atmostpheric.

Sailing Mareda said...

@ELB: It's an abandoned stone castle... not very clear with my one zoom lens on my waterproof camera !