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Travel with Taransay Mhor
In 2014 join us exploring Normandy & Brittany. In 2013 we took Taransay Mhor to her namesake in the Outer Hebrides and cruised in The Orkney Islands.
Walking the Walls of St Malo
09/09/2014, Ile et Villaine, North France

Looking out from the ramparts

You can walk all the way around the old town of St Malo on top of the ramparts. We took a stroll around stopping for a crepe on the way.

The old town of St Malo
08/09/2014, Ile et Villaine, France

One of the many attractive streets in St Malo

The old town of St Malo was rebuilt after the second world war, it looks amazing. Impossible to resist eating out just one night while we were here.

St Malo, Les Sablons Marina
07/09/2014, Ile et Villaine, North France

The range of tide today is 13 meters

Our trips ashore were timed to coincide with high water. One yacht miscalculated the height of water available and crash landed on the metre wide concrete sill. It took a tow to get him off before the water all disappeared.

later we are off to explore the lovely walled town.

Fun in the Lock
06/09/2014, The River Rance, France

Inside the lock on the Rance River Barrage

We had barely tied up in the lock with the thick smell of a gitanes hanging in the air before our neighbours were fishing and ...climbing the mast for a spot of maintenance...

Sunset in the River Rance
05/09/2014, Ile et Villaine, France

Another sunset !

We dug the crystal out from under a bunk and opened the only bottle of champagne on board for our last night in the Rance.

We have really enjoyed our time in the river and will be sad to move on.

Goodbye to The Rance
05/09/2014, Rance River, Ile et Villaine, France

A final night at anchor

One last lovely sunset anchored in the Rance River before we move on to St Malo and after that to the Ile de Brehat. Our lovely weather is continuing, sunny days, warm nights and fair winds. Sometime soon the door will slam shut but until then we are making the most of it.

Bright moon last night
04/09/2014, Saint Suliac

Hard to capture the moonlight in a photo, it was like daylight

Daily baguette run
04/09/2014, The Rance, Ille et Villaine, Brittany

On the quay at Saint Suliac

The boulangerie was shut today, fortunately the deli sells their bread on Thursdays.

Saint Suliac,Anchored in The Rance
04/09/2014, The Rance River, Ille et Villane, Brittany

Saint Suliac, showing the all tide landing quay.

The weather forecast was looking set for a period of fine weather, we moved down river to the broader sections and anchored for a few nights off a cottage on the water front then moved to the bay at Saint Suliac for a change of scenery. Ashore we found a most attractive old world fishing village that was founded by the monk Suliac back in 560 AD. Not much remains from then of course, but it also had an all tide landing quay, a Boulangerie, grocers/deli, and a water tap.

The only other service wanted was Wifi. I walked into the Tourist Info Office asking for Whiffy, Wifi to you and me, The guy shrugged 'not in Saint Suliac' he said. Later on the boat we found a connection from the shore that we are using as I type!

Market at Dinan
03/09/2014, Dinan, Ille et Villaine, France

Onions day in Dinan

A different angle on market day.

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