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Cherbourg to Camaret-sur-mer

July 10th-July 21st 2021

Leaving Cherbourg, we were now sailing '2 up' as Julian had to go back to work. In previous years we have cruised the Channel Islands and northern Brittany extensively so, from here, we wanted to move west quickly. Our goal was Roscoff but with a brief stop in Guernsey for diesel. The 'tax-free' cost makes a significant difference and made it worth the detour. Unfortunately Covid rules meant we would not be able to visit the island.

Our time in Roscoff got extended when we realised the batteries were dying. Eighteen months out of the water (we did not sail in 2020) and the yard had probably not kept them properly charged. Fortunately it is a beautiful area to explore and we cruised back and forth for a week around the maze of rocks and inlets which make up the Bay of Morlaix. We managed to get up river to Morlaix too; a lovely town complete with viaduct towering over the town.

Once the batteries were replaced we set off for west Brittany and I could not sail past without again stopping at L'Aber Wrach and L'Aber Benoit. They have to be close to the perfect anchorages in the summer. There are two tidal races to negotiate before reaching the relatively passive cruising grounds of southern Brittany and it is advisable to stop between them. My favourite is Douarnenez but this time we stopped at Camaret-sur-mer because it was less of a detour.

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