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First trip on the water with the Flat Earth Sail

My first choice to test out the new Flat Earth rig was my local beach at Villes Martin,  Magic Seaweed was predicting Bf4 along this stretch of coast all morning, I was a bit concerned that this may be a … Continue reading

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Nantes to Saint-Nazaire on the River Loire, 60 km of Art, History and Nature

I have paddle the Loire Estuary below the bridge at Saint-Nazaire on many occasions, but have never ventured further up river. It’s time we took a look. We arrived at Nantes just before dawn, the lights reflecting on the water … Continue reading

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Installing a keel strip….. and stainless steel cables

This post is not an instructional post …  but is here to give me a record which I can refer back to when I find I need to do the job again. So, by way of introduction I have previously … Continue reading

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Google Maps GL 3D and plan for ‘Work Avoidance’

I’ve been aware of google mapsGL for quite a while, but have not explored much with the new 3D Earth button ….. then I stumbled across a Lighthouse on the Brittany coast It’s a lighthouse I’ve previously visited and photographed … Continue reading

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Ria D’Etel … finding the source

With plans for a crossing to the Glennan Archipelago defeated by the weather an opportunity arose to discover the source of the River D’Etel. We quickly discovered that the Etel is quite short, and is fed by both the Riviere … Continue reading

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Roundabouts and lighthouses

Driving through France you will quickly realise that the towns enjoy decorating their roundabouts. It is quite incredible, there are some quite elaborate constructions often taking inspiration from  local legend,  history, or even something just pleasing to the eye. Just … Continue reading

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Corsica, a sea kayaking destination… some observations

Corsica is known in France as the ‘Isle of beauty’  and this is no exageration, the Island is exceptionally beautiful. As can be seen in previous blog entries, we were very disappointed with our Corsican experience. The major issue for … Continue reading

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Cap Corse

We head towards Bastia for our return ferry. With a couple of days to spare we stop at Saint Florent at the base of Cap Corse. Another trendy harbour town with a large Marina, but also suffering from huge numbers … Continue reading

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Sardinia cancelled ! … off to the Mountains for some ‘peace and quiet’

After our trip to Ile Lavezzi, we decided to move further East along the coast and make an Island hopping trip across to Sardinia. We set off for our departure beach only to find the road leading down to the … Continue reading

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Île Lavezzi

Setting of from the same beach NW of Bonefaccio, we made our way along the coast towards Lavezzi island. An early start meant we beat all the tourist boats that try to fill the huge caves. This enourmous cave is … Continue reading

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