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Leg 13 – St Denis to St Martin de Ré – 8 August 2013

St Martin de Re - our mooring overlapped the yachts in front

Port St Denis d’Oléron was crowded. The only visitors’ pontoon was tightly packed and Play d’eau was on the inside of a raft of four. The Capitainerie staff were brilliant. Under their direction boats were shuffled to give us an outside position against an old beautiful (but actually brand new) 60’ twin masted …

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Leg 12 – Rochefort to St Denis d’Oléron – 5 August 2013

Sunrise over the mouth of the river Charante

At 0500 the swing bridge swung, the lock gate unlocked and the green exit light greened. Casting off at 0507, we eased our way towards the exit in the glow of the marina’s spartan lighting. The Harbour Master was there to bid us farewell. ‘Bonne navigation,’ he called …

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