31.05.14 – Paimpol to Roscoff (Bloscon)
True distance 58 Nm, final log reading 49.34 Nm. Departed Paimpol 0907 and arrived at Bloscon 1855. Av O.G. 5.9 knots. Av O.W. 5.1 knots. Weather NNE 2. Very sunny and hot. Motor sailed whole trip as no real wind of any strength. Original plan was to make for an overnight stop at Trebeurden, however, the tide was so strong from the Ile de Brehat to Les Sept Isles that we would have arrived at Trebeurden 3.5 / 4 hrs too early, so decision was made to press on to Roscoff even though the tide would be against us for the last two hours. Indistinct advice from marina control on berthing, and nobody to direct us or help in berthing. The marina is open at both ends to prevent silting which means that the tide rips straight through the pontoons resulting in some spectacular berthing ”antics” as we found the following day when we moved Destiny to another berth ready to leave her for a month, and lost the 1st mate overboard in a classical springboard dive from a French very bouncy ”catway”! Bloscon is still being finished off in terms of building and facilities, and as yet does not have any laundrette, although one exists in Roscoff which is a 15 minute walk. Small friendly food store, and many restaurants in Roscoff which is very pretty. Good chandler at Marina and excellent sailmaker close by who did a very reasonable and efficient repair on the mainsail. Ferry port to Plymouth is 5 minutes walk from the marina.