After the pool session last night with the Jersey Canoe Club we headed to the pub as usual for a quick pint and the conversation very quickly turned towards our future trip to Morbihan, on the first weekend in May. I didn't manage to get there last year but since my first visit in 1984 I have paddled in this sea kayaking mecca numerous times.
It is the combination of strong tidal streams, numerous islands and world class historical sites, which combine to make this area of southern Brittany such a great kayaking destination. Roll on May but a quick look at a few photographs whetted the appetite.
The island of Gavrinis, with the passage tomb clearly visible. It is believed that it was constructed about 5,500 years ago. There are great views as you paddle past but to see the ornate carvings inside the tomb it is necessary to travel by boat from Larmor-Baden.
Sea kayaks on the quayside at Auray. A delightful paddle up the western side of the Gulf.
Er Lannic towards low water. Where else in the world is it possible to paddle through a stone circle.
Ruth enjoying the sensation of being on the water in Morbihan
Heading south out of the entrance to the Gulf. It won't be long to the welcome cool first drink at the campsite bar. Port Navalo is on the opposite side of the entrance
The tides are always entertaining. Nicky is playing on the west coast of Ile aux Moines
Larmor-Baden. Preparations are well under way for the first Greenland rolling competition to be held in Brittany. We had a superb couple of days judging a large number of Breton paddlers competing in a variety of challenges.