Falken Musings

A record of our Sailing Trips around the UK South Coast and Channel

09 June 2022 | Vannes Marina
09 June 2022 | Vannes Lock Approach
09 June 2022 | Morbihan
08 June 2022 | Crouesty Marina
07 June 2022 | West Coast of Belle Ile
06 June 2022 | Inner Harbour Sauzon
06 June 2022 | Outside Sauzon Harbour
05 June 2022 | On Route to Belle Ile
04 June 2022 | Lorient
03 June 2022 | Port Louis
01 June 2022 | Port Tudy - Ile de Groix
31 May 2022 | South of Saint Nicolas Island
29 May 2022 | Concarneau
28 May 2022 | Audierne bay
27 May 2022 | St Evette
25 May 2022 | Camaret
23 May 2022 | Brest old town
22 May 2022 | Chenal du Four
21 May 2022 | L'Aberwrach
20 May 2022 | Roscoff

Vannes Marina

09 June 2022 | Vannes Marina
Mike Neave
The Marina in Vannes is just outside the old city walls, and even in June quite busy but we were found a space and look forward to exploring over the next couple of days

Approach to Vannes

09 June 2022 | Vannes Lock Approach
Mike Neave
The Bridge and lock gates on the approach to Vannes now open +/- 3Hrs HW and remain open as the road now goes under the canal rather than having to use the bridge. The channel is still quite narrow in places so keeping a good watch is essential to avoid boats leaving the City.

Entering the Morbihan

09 June 2022 | Morbihan
Mike Neave
After much study of the tides it was time to enter the Morbihan and go up to Vannes, as it turned out it was much easier than the pilot guides indicate. We left Crouesty on the Flood tide and at one point did see over 9kts SOG as we entered the Morbihan at Port Navilo. The whirlpools are interesting as you pass through some of the narrow parts of the channel but we are looking forward to exploring


08 June 2022 | Crouesty Marina
Mike Neave
The W wind had set up a rolling swell in the bay outside Sauzon which made for an uncomfortable night so we decided even though it was still quite windy to head for Crouesty to re supply and get ready to enter the Morbihan. We had an exciting down wind sail accross through the Teignous passage with surf breaking on the nearby rocks but once in Crouesty it was pretty protected. Walked out to the Stbd Light and it was still blowing there

West Coast of Belle Ile

07 June 2022 | West Coast of Belle Ile
Mike Neave
Bike out again for a cycle, the wind is blowing from the West so the Surf on the west coast was quite big


06 June 2022 | Inner Harbour Sauzon
Mike Neave
The inner Harbour in Sauzon dries, we got the bikes out and cycled to Le Palais at the other end of Belle Ile. Nice cycle ride along small roads with no traffic
Vessel Name: Falken
Vessel Make/Model: Najad 380
Hailing Port: Portsmouth
Crew: Mike Carol & James
Extra: Falken is a Najad 380, she is our 5th Boat and Replaces Gannet our Moody 35 that we had from October 2014. We Purchased Falken in October 2018 in Denmark We are Solent based and Sail along the south coast and the Channel
Falken's Photos - Main
South Brittany summer 2022
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Created 25 June 2022
Photos from 2022 Summer Cruise to South Brittany
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Created 5 May 2022
Pictures from 2019 Cruise to Channel Islands North Brittany and West Country
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Created 7 July 2019
Pictures of our Najad 380 Falken
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Created 8 May 2019
Our Summer 2018 Cruise to the West Country
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Created 3 August 2018
Pictures of Gannet our Moody 35 CC
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Created 14 June 2015
Our Moody 31 "Blue Moon"
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Our old boats synergy a MGC 27 and cheep cheep a Jidzo 19
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Created 22 July 2011