To Le Conquet – 23 to 29 June, 23, 41, 52, 16, 20, 31, 23 miles
Our aim was to get round the corner by Ushant pretty quickly, because
this was a coast we had cruised many times. And we had nice following
winds on all except one day.
Accordingly, we went to Cherbourg to stock up on wine, St Peter Port,
Anse de Paimpol on the one day with fickle winds, Ploumanac’h, Île de
Batz, Paludin (upstream from l’Aber Wrac’h) and Le Conquet.
Boat entering Ploumanac'h
Le Conquet is a pretty harbour with an equally pretty town at the south
end of the Chenal de Four. It is not much used by yachts, because the
moorings dry at low water springs. It is a good jumping off point for
crossing Biscay, and we’d set out from it on our first Biscay crossing.
However, this time the forecast was not right for a wimp’s crossing, and
we decided to continue down the Brittany coast.