Whimbrel Sailing Adventure travel blog

Leaving l'Aber Wrac'h

Wind turbines on the coast

Safely through the Chenal du Four

Arriving at Camaret-sur-Mer

La Tour Vauban - built in 17th century and helped repel an...

Hobie-cats in Camaret harbour

Camaret harbour

Cliff path near Camaret

Surf's up

Whimbrel in Camaret marina

24 Aug – Left l'Aber Wrac’h and had a lovely sail in sunshine round the western tip of Brittany, through the Chenal du Four which can be tricky because of a tidal race, but we were near to slack water so it was fine. The coastline is spectacular with steep cliffs and sandy bays. We berthed at Camaret-sur-Mer at 5pm (51 nautical miles in 8.5 hours).

Next day we had a great walk along the cliffs on the coastal path which is carpeted with heather and miniature gorse. Stayed a second night and took the kayak out the next day across the bay – quite hard work in the Atlantic swell. We just got back to Whimbrel when the heavens opened – great timing and the rain washed the kayak for us!

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