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Old 16 July 2014, 18:45   #1
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Morbihan in August anyone?

I'm heading to Morbihan with the Rib for a couple of weeks at the start of August.

If anybody is out there with Ribs (boating kind...) at that time I'm up for cruising in company....
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Old 17 July 2014, 01:46   #2
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my accountant lives in morbihan
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my accountant lives in morbihan
Is that a warning or an encouragement?
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You'll love it with all it's islands and places to explore. Are you roughing it and camping or taking a more civilized route?
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don't worry she hasn't got a boat
don't want her to know iv got one either
never been there but she tells me its a lovely area
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You'll love it with all it's islands and places to explore. Are you roughing it and camping or taking a more civilized route?

We're doing it the wimpy way. I blame my wife. She say's I'm too old..

Anyway - I've almost become second nature to me to avoid poles with cloth hanging off them - either for propulsion or for accommodation (or indeed for social networking - although that's popular on certain other parts of this island ;-) ).
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BTW Andy - We're trailing the boat there and launching and hopefully mooring/storing the trailer there for the duration..

Any tils about where's the best port/marina - and any specific thing I need to know, hints, etc...

Do we need to register ?
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There are many little towns and ports dotted around. The main town I guess would be Vannes. I would have thought it would make an excellent base of operations.

I'm quite envious of you. It's been many years since I last visited the area. What I'd give to sitting outside my favourite creperie sipping a glass of cider right now.
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I was in the Morbihan last weekend and early this week, albeit on a sailing yacht, on a 3 week cruise from Poole to Southern Brittany and back to Poole again. An absolutely stunning place with loads of interesting anchorages to explore, a variety of islands to visit, etc. Vannes also a wonderful city, loads to see and do, plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes.

Sadly because of time constraints and a requirement to stop in Vannes to pick up Mum, we didn't get to visit any of the islands, but sailed past some stunning bays on our way up the harbour.

Not sure what launching facilities there are in Vannes - there was a clearly very old slipway right beside the Capitanerie, but that seemed pretty much closed off now. There is a boat yard with a crane just down the Vannes canal, which could presumably drop the RIB in for you (Chantier Analyse des Carenes de Vannes). Vannes itself does get very busy with serious rafting going on, and given they are probably more used to visiting yachts might be worth giving them a call/email to ensure they can find a space for a visiting RIB - the girls in the Capitanerie all speak very good English if you don't fancy trying in French! Only downside is small craft seem to get put down the far end beyond the swinging marina foot bridge, so are stuck there when the marina foot bridge is closed. They are still digging the new tunnel right beside the main Kerino swinging road bridge which makes it quite a tight and bendy route in - absolutely fine in a RIB, but best avoided at the bridge opening times when yachts are queueing up to get through in both directions.

Given the number of French who visit this area for holiday, there's bound to be various sailing clubs, campsites, etc. with slipways in the Morbihan - probably worth hunting around the web, or asking the Vannes Capitanerie if they have any info.
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There's a slipway by the swinging bridge top right and one further down bottom left

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...47b629bd4ff077

Beautiful place to dine in the evening:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...47b629bd4ff077
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