It has been too long since I visited Morbihan in southern Brittany for some sea kayaking and so it was particularly pleasing when the Jersey Canoe Club decided to head south, the first weekend in May, coinciding with a Bank Holiday so we get 3 days paddling.
Flicking though some old photographs these images reminded me of what a superb kayaking destination it is with all the right ingredients, fast tidal streams, a rich historical landscape, varied wildlife and interesting scenery.
Something to dream about on a wet and windy January evening.
Er Lannic, paddling next to a semi submerged stone circle which is approximately 5,000 years old, is not something that you have the opportunity to do every day.
The entrance to the Gulf. The open ocean lies ahead.
Gavrinis, one of the best preserved sites in Brittany. Landing here isn't possible but the views are spectacular.
A typical Morbihan paddling scene. Wooded islands
Nicky playing in one of the areas of tidal movement. In places the streams reach nearly 12 knots, which is always a challenge.