Oct 4th 2013
We are more than ready to get on the open seas again, we are done with Brest. A week is too long for this place. We’ve walked every suburb, had too much rich French food and they don’t have good beer! Yesterday we went to the National Maritime Museum. It’s located in a fortress on the strategic high ground at mouth of the Penfeld river. The fortress was originally build in 300AD by the Romans. It was expanded over the years and is now a massive structure with 48 feet thick walls. The Chateau inside was never taken by a foreign army.
We are fully provisioned with food, water and fuel, plan on leaving port this afternoon. Should take about 80 hours to reach Porto Portugal. The plan has us arriving Tuesday morning.
We will have our AIS on. If you want to check out our progress go to the website.
Oct 1st, 2013
Still stuck in Brest. The storms arrived as forecast on Monday. High pressure should move in on Friday which will give us an opportunity to cross the Bay of Biscay this weekend. 500+ miles to Portugal.
Mike and I have have hiked all over the area. We’ve logged over 50 miles and visited several small towns nearby.
Yesterday we got caught in a down pour while walking through the Botanical Gardens. Luck for us there was a this small place called the BleNoir to get out of the rain and get warm. Turns out they also had great food!
Look for one more post on Thursday night or Friday morning before we take off.