we're in Chandlery heaven!
03 August 2012 | Les Minimes Marina (position 46 08.572'N 01 10.056'W)
As well as having the largest Marina in Europe, La Rochelle is also reported to have the most Chandler's in close proximity. Six and all within half a mile of each other - Excellent. Bruce is in his element and I'm going to have to work hard to look after the wallet!
Having spent a good couple of hours browsing across all the Chandlers we actually found one that is nearly as good as Darthaven Marina, Kingswear, being well stocked and nicely laid out - Phil you should be really proud of what you've created at Darthaven!
Whilst here we've taken the opportunity to purchase a new dinghy as the UV has finally taken its toll and done some serious damage to our current one as the fabric has 'gone sticky'. Every time we sit on it we literally have to 'peel' ourselves off, our bottoms then coated with a sticky residue that's hard to remove. Needless to say, we'll be making a cover to protect our new dinghy during the winter months.
No doubt we'll be visiting again whilst we're here ... Budget blown totally!