Tuesday, 27 September 2016


We picked up a mooring in the river on our way out of St Malo to wait out the tide. The next day we spent in thick fog, arriving at an anchorage off Brehat Island "sight unseen" so to speak.  We used the automatic fog horn feature of our VHF radio, which sounds off the correct blast every two minutes over the remote bull horn.  We do not use this feature often, but it sure beats watching a clock and manually blasting away on an air horn.  Had one boat and one navigation aid appear out of the fog, but saw nothing else until the fog lifted in the anchorage.

The Ile is only accessible via passenger ferry or personal boat.  The only motorized vehicles are tractors and forklifts (to deliver commercial goods).  The only public transportation is a tractor pulled wagon run by a tour company.  Very quaint.

Very cool, very foggy, but very beautiful in the sunny periods.

The fog lifts in the anchorage, after we arrive.

Passat II in the anchorage.

Small church in town.

What do you do when your dingy is high and dry?...

Find a watering hole...

...and wait for the tide.

Very high end "summer cottage".

Only motorized vehicles on the Ile...

Tidal Mill.

Cross commemorating those lost at sea.

The fog rolls in.

Lighthouse in the gathering fog.

Statue in an abandoned shrine.

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