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Monday, 23 June 2014

Audierne - Ste Marine, River Odet (26 May 2014)

On Sunday the sun was out and on a lovely day with light winds we sailed south round the Pointe de Penmarc'h. One of our sailing books talks of entering a new warmer world when you come round that headland and it certainly felt like it yesterday. We were heading for Loctudy (about 10m W of Concarneau). Last year we called only to find the harbour closed for dredging! We passed the distinctive chequer board light which welcomes you to Loctudy (photo) and then discovered that this year the visitors pontoons were full of local's boats! The nearby harbour of Lesconil is being dredged and so all their residents were in Loctudy. Fortunately there were plenty of spare mooring bouys close by so we picked up one of them for the night. We were miffed though as we like Loctudy (and especially the fish market open morning and evening when the fishing boats come in) but we feel that the Harbour Master doesn't have a very "customer considerate" approach!
We did get to spend time watching the antics of the herons who had a nest with youngsters at the top of a very tall tree.
But on a brilliantly sunny morning today we gently cruised a very short distance across the bay to Ste Marine on the River Odet on the opposite bank to Benodet.
Today we have cycled along the long sandy beach to Ile Tudy and also popped across to Benodet on the small passenger ferry.
Our next stop as we carry on south will probably be the small village of Belon and then one of the harbours in the L'Orient estuary.
Lets hope that we are all now in for a spell of sunny weather.

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