Marcita to the Morbihan

01 August 2016
01 August 2016
26 July 2016
26 July 2016
20 July 2016
17 July 2016
17 July 2016
17 July 2016
19 May 2013
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19 May 2013
19 May 2013
09 May 2013
08 May 2013
08 May 2013
08 May 2013
08 May 2013

Cockpit cover

27 April 2013
This is the boat. It has an old car roof over the cockpit, with broken bits of windscreen still stickineng to the top. You can tell it doesn't keep out much rain as it's been raining during the night and the cockpit is soaked. Characterful, though.
The Capitainerie here is a new building, with a long decking terrace housing a chandlery and several coporate chain restaurants, all of which are empty, while the cheap and cheerful family-run ones along the harbour are all full. The French understand these things.
We haven't managed to get to Chateaulin as the wind is a cold NE with sleet showers and it wouldn't be any fun, even if beautiful.
We've had 2 interesting things to eat while here. One was a hamburger with marmalade spread on the bun, not as foul as it sounds, and the other was a local speciality, Kig Ha Farz, which was a smoked knuckle of pork cooked with cabbage, turnip, carrots, leeks and potatoes in its own juice, and served with cumbled cooked buckwheat flour - very hearty peasant food, and much to much for lunch.
Trying for Audierne tomorrow.
Comments
Vessel Name: Marcita
Vessel Make/Model: Buchanan 32 ft wooden-hull racer.
Hailing Port: Pin Mill
Crew: Brian Gascoigne and various Classic Sailing Club members
About: We're all members of the Classic Sailing Club, based in Pin Mill on the river Orwell, which is on the East Coast of England.
Marcita's Photos - Main
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Created 25 January 2009

Sailing to Brittany

Who: Brian Gascoigne and various Classic Sailing Club members
Port: Pin Mill