Roy's Sailing Blog 2012 / c

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

PART THREE (Concarneau to Sauzon on Belle-Île - 46NM 07:20-14:45 Sunday 29 July)

I arrived in Sauzon on Sunday 29 July and found Belle-Île to truly live up to its name - just fantastic!!
I moored just off the harbour on PB23 so had to take the dinghy in to the harbour and village. I cycled out along some of the incredible coastal paths (there’s 102km if you have time!) and to the terribly crowded harbour at Le Palais. But the most stunning discovery was Ster Wenn (Ster-Ouen) - a dog-leg small fjord where about three yachts can anchor with stern warps attached to the rocks! I cycled and walked around there on Monday (doing a recce) but the following day had the audacity to make the 10nm return trip past the lighthouse and round the northern headlands in my dinghy! OK I took my handheld Geonav 3S (GPS plotter) and waterproof iCom VHF for safety, but it was still quite an adventure. I slowly explored this magical place and then beached on the small sandy area at the end - took some more photos and had the most wonderful day!!