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2019 Summer Cruise – Week 4

After Met. Office reports of 40 degrees heat in France, we (Jonathan Lees, John Buckley, Ted Sankey and Hilary Poley) were surprised to leave the sunny UK and arrive in a cool mist in Pornichet. On Sunday the sun came out and John and Hilary enjoyed a great tourist trip…
Week 3 route

2019 Summer Cruise – Week 3

Week three, based on Pornichet, involved John Buckley (sk), Judith Hankey (mate), Frances Buckley, and Chris Watts.  John and Judith, breakfast La Turballe We enjoyed a splendid week in this area off the Loire estuary, adjusting our programme as we went in response to wind forecasts and local race programmes…
Pornichet Marina

A possible cruise from Pornichet back to Pornichet

This is just an example there are many more options and one is described separately of going up into the Roche River. Pornichet is a good changeover base because it is a modern, fairly sophisticated resort with plenty of shops to stock up on the essentials such as beer for…

A possible short cruise from Pornichet to La Rochelle

Pornichet is a good starting base because it is a modern, fairly sophisticated resort with plenty of shops to stock up on the essentials such as beer for the week. An easy one-week cruise: Pornichet to La Rochelle Pornic This is the channel which goes inland to the nearly drying…
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