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A Weekend in La Baule + Sailing!

August 31, 2016 / by Liz

This past weekend, myself, Hitchen, and our friend Dana headed to La Baule on the west coast of France (just north of Noirmoutier), to meet our friend Régis for a weekend of sailing on his boat, Steady Tension. I had never been on a sailboat before, so I was pretty excited. Plus, France was experiencing a major heatwave, so we were all looking forward to a cool sea breeze on the coast.

La Baule - Paris

We left Paris around midday on Friday, and arrived in La Baule / Pornichet in the afternoon. Since we didn’t plan to sail until Saturday, we beat the heat by heading straight for the beach. A beautiful beach (Plage de Bonne Source).

1 - The Beach

2 - Hitchen at the Beach

3 - Sun Down at the Beach

After a little rosé and a swim in the ocean, we made our way to a restaurant, Julo le Bulot, for supper. The restaurant was located directly on the main beach in La Baule / Pornichet, and served the most amazing food. We ate, drank, and had a sing-along that lasted until the early hours of the morning.

4 - Supper at Julo le Bulot

5 - Restaurant

6 - Supper at Julo le Bulot

7 - Sunset from Restaurant

Saturday morning we started our sail on the lovely Steady Tension, from Pornichet to the Island of Hoëdic, which took about 6 hours. It was the most fun!

Pornichet - Hoedic

8 - Sailing

9 - Sailing - Regis

10 - Sailing - Dana Regis

11 - Sailing - Hitchen Regis

12 - Sailing - Dana

13 - Sailing - Liz Wine

14 - Sailing Regis

Once we arrived in the harbour of Hoëdic and dropped anchor, we enjoyed a little apero and a beautiful sunset.

15 - Hoedic

16 - Apero

17 - Group Apero

18 - Sunset

19 - Sunset

The island of Hoëdic has a population of just 300 or less, and has no cars! Just before the sun went down, we took the dinghy ashore, and headed to Café du Repos for a drink and a snack, before heading back to the boat for the night.

20 - From Ashore

21 - Cafe du Repos Hoedic

We sailed back to Pornichet on Sunday, just in time to catch our train back to Paris. A huge thank you Régis and Steady Tension for one of the best weekends ever! Signature FINAL



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2 thoughts on “A Weekend in La Baule + Sailing!

  1. Shanna says:

    Sounds like an amazing weekend!

  2. Liz says:

    It was the best! Miss you!

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