Friday 14 October 2016

Port St Louis

Port St Louis lies on the southern shore of the estuary opposite Lorient, the old fortification are a great place to look out on local sailing.

Above a Philipe Harlé designed Muscadet  sits quietly on a mooring, a practical and very capable pocket cruiser. It's easy to see why they were and remain so popular.

Below a modern gaffer which I think is a Skellig, ghosts past one of the very substantial channel markers.

A restored and local fishing ketch approaching ports with fishing booms still deployed.

Going up toward the commercial port and main marina in Lorient with the WW2 submarine pens in the background.


  1. The ketch looks like "La Belle Etoile" which was in Camaret in July and then at the Brest and Douarnenez festivals.

  2. I was amazed by those channel markers. Sailing in Brittany this summer, I motored up to Morlaix on a misty morning. It was pretty rocky and we made sure to spot every single marker that was on the chart. But you never knew whether what you were looking for would turn out to be a vast stone edifice cemented onto a rock or a painted withy stuck in the mud.


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