11.09.14 – Port Tudy to Port Haliguen
True distance 28.5 Nm, final log reading 29.33 Nm. Departed Port Tudy 0935 and arrived at Port Haliguen 1530. Av O.G. 4.75 knots. Av O.W. 4.9 knots. Weather ENE 3. Sunny (high 20c). Considered a stopover in outer harbour Le Palais on Belle Ile but forecast for overnight was easterly building to a 5 so might have been uncomfortable. Decision made then to head for Port Haliguen on the east side of the Quiberon Peninsula via the Teignouse passage. 1.5 hours out of Port Tudy we noticed jet aeroplane activity overhead and then a very vocal French Navy RIB came along side and demanded we head south at speed, at which point bombs started dropping a few miles ahead on our previous course! Motorsailed south very quickly!! Passed through the Teignouse passage with wind at 90 degrees to the tidal flow, but still a few overfalls encountered. Entered Port Haliguen to be met by a very efficient harbour patrol who found us a berth on a catway as had we gone onto the visitors pontoon we would have gone aground. As it was we did touch at low water. A fair walk to a supermarket, but otherwise a well run marina.