At last - this is what we came for...
Sunny, light winds
20 July 2012 | Ile D'Yeu - 555 miles
We had another downwind sail to Pornichet - Brittany's answer to Benidorm! We didn't like it very much and so we didn't stay long and moved on to the Ile D'Yeu which is where we are now.
Its beautiful and we could get stuck here for a while. We spent the first night anchored in the bay as the weather had improved dramatically. We're now in the marina which plays an amazing game of sardines with yachts - it's entertained us in the evening watching (fenders at the ready!) all the yachts arrive and thinking that they can't possibly get anymore in - but they do, rafting 6 deep in every available (and not) space. And again the next morning as they unravel themselves through impossible gaps - we have a new respect for the French and their boat handling in marinas! The island is very flat and so far very sunny, with a dramatically rocky coast and lonely beaches. We walked one half of the island yesterday and will probably do the other half tomorrow - we thought we deserved a lazy day in between!