May 10, 2011
All that remained was to fill our water tanks and we could begin our journey home. Although we had drained our tanks for the winter, some water must have frozen in the pump and cracked it. It was good to have Dave on Board!
Erimar escaped the Arzal Barrage after nestling in the bosom of the Vilaine for so long- set free. We hoisted the sails and the genoa filled proudly as Erimar sucked air in to her lungs and resuscitated back to life as the swell held sway gaining in confidence with an endless sequence of lifting us to the heights, only to slide us down to the depths, like a manic depressive.
Wearily, we arrived in Port Tudy, a sleepy town on the Island of Ile de Groix. In fact everywhere is sleepy in early May, if not quite comotose. Cooking was not an option after our draining 50 mile journey so we made off in the dinghy to a restaurant for steak,chips and beer!
Passage:49.63nm Distance run so far:1439.95