L’Aber Wrac’h seems to be a stopping off point for many sailors who want to time their journey through the Chenal de Four on their way south. Consequently, the marina was fairly full when we arrived. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rates very reasonable at €29 with free wifi and as always, electricity included.
Due to the high winds, we decided to stay two nights and enjoy the ambience. L’Aber Wrac’h itself is a fairly small place but teeming with restaurants and bars. On our first night we had an excellent but not cheap meal at 400 AP. The local fish was fresh and lightly flavoured – almost Asian in its cooking. The following evening we went to The Captain where the view looking out to sea was superb and the set menu great value for money. The meal there cost us €40 for two courses including a pichet of house red.
We took the opportunity to cycle, walk and trek in the local area as it was a glorious, if windy, day. This was the first time we had used our folding bikes this trip and they performed really well although I am not sure they were meant to be dragged through the mud along the Sentier Cote! We travelled a few miles up river to Paluden to look at an alternative mooring. It was a gorgeous setting but the depths looked tight for us. We also went to the Semaphore Museum near the marina where an exhibition of wooden objets d’art was on display.