From Belle Isle to Isle D’Yeu is a long day sail (and we did sail most of it).
You cross the mouth of the Loire and with it witness the change from solid granite walled, slate tiled buildings to whitewash and clay tile.
A distinctly Mediterranean feel washes over everything. And it’s warm without a night time dew as in the more northerly ports.
There are bicycles everywhere….
We have to rush off from here to meet Zoe in La Rochelle so there’s only a couple of photos to show right now:
Our last night was outstanding as we got together with our neighbouring brit boat and created this meal on board:
olive bread sticks and humus
prawns in batter with dipping sauce
anchovies in spiced olive oil
fresh green salad with mint, tomatoes and challotes, basil and chives
pan fried tuna steak marinated with crushed black pepper and olive oil
washed down with water & a couple of bottles of wine
All in all costing about €7 a head
Eating out on the back of Filibuster and chatting till dark
…we will be back, hopefully soon..
(written in a bit of a rush, en route and 10nm out of La Rochelle)