14.09.14 – Crouesty to Arzal
True distance 28 Nm, final log reading 30.86 Nm. Departed Crouesty 1010 and arrived at Arzal (waiting pontoon west of lock) 2015. Av O.G. 2.8 knots.Av O.W. 3.1 knots. Weather ENE 4> E 3. Sunny am, sunny intervals pm. Considered an overnight stop at Piriac but would have been late in and early out next day to catch the flood tide up to Arzal, so opted to head straight to Arzal. As set entrance to Vilaine at 1830 we decided to tuck into Anse de Suscino and anchor for 2.5 hours. Pilotage straight forward with plotter but visual transit not clear and did not follow deepest channel. Entrance to the Vilaine via the Passe de la Grande Accroche 30 minutes early but plenty of water under keel. 1st pair of channel buoys not easy to spot. Considered staying on one of the 3 blue visitors buoys off Trehiguier but kept going for Arzal. Plan was not to go through on last lock but stay on waiting pontoon. Two exist, one short one to right of lock in midstream, and one long on joined to the shore short of the lock. No charge for overnight stay.