Vela Vee

Sharing our Journey

North Coast of Spain

27 June to 1 July
Thinking we had allowed enough time (10days to do 300m) to get from Bilbao to La Coruña, on the NW coast, we were caught out by a large lump of wind predicted to start on the 2 July off the NW corner of Spain and set to last a week....

Basque Country

15 June to 1 July
Pasaia (NE Spain, near French border) is split by the river, with the marina on the side of an old town, which just has one narrow street running between the river and the steep hillside behind. The buildings go right to the waters...

La Rochelle to Pasaia, Spain

14 June. A slightly delayed start after the boulangerie was shut (on a Tuesday!) and Billy failed in his search for another, so we set off, baguette-less. Mon dieu!! The trip was going to be about 180nm, which we estimated at 30 hours, so an arrival time early...

South Brittany …further south

1 June
Moribhan Gulf is like a bigger version of Poole Harbour, so a narrow entrance with a strong tide and then a huge shallow area with lots of islands and inlets. We spent a couple of nights here, the first was very noisy as we (I !) didn't choose...

South Brittany

19 to 31 May
Brest is the biggest French port on it’s Atlantic coast and home to the French navy (I assume they were all at sea as there weren't any boats in the port!). It was pretty much destroyed in 1944 in the "Battle for Brest' as the allies and...

On Our Way

So we finally left Lymington on the 14 May on a lovely sunny and windless day. Thanks to Andy and Jane for coming to wish us bon voyage (or was it to make sure we left?). Our plan for this year is to head across to France and make our way slowly down the...