We left our snug berth at Port Joinville, Ile D'Yeu at high water / after a few coffees after the big night.... If only we had go up a bit earlier we would have noticed just how covered in firework shrapnel Askari was - so we spent the first hour of the sail emptying our water tank to wash disgusting red debris off our girl - we felt a bit bad!
The trip to Ile de Re, just off La Rochelle was 60 miles and we had great wind although it was pretty windy when the sea breeze kicked in too and we headed down the channel between Ile De Re and the main land.
|Leisurely sail in the morning|
|Relaxing after a few sail changes|
|Quite a sea of St Martin de Re|
|Sails away and under the Re bridge|
|Our anchorage on Ile de Re|
We had a leisurely morning and then headed into La Rochelle, which was a bit like driving against the traffic on the M25. Menemes marina the only one which would take us has about 5000 berths and I think nearly half of these boats were heading out for a sail on this gorgeous Friday!
|Heading into La Rochelle|
|Heading to La Rochelle|