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Saturday, July 19, 2014
This morning, the fog lifted, leaving the island in front of us covered with low lying clouds. The sun came up and after a brief breakfast of muesli and toast with Marmite (gaining us many points with the Brits on-board, who had never met Americans who liked this tasty spread), we took off for the island. Rendezvous at 3 pm, or should I say 15:00 hours, for the next leg of our sail sail.
We briefly visited the island's small village, bought sandwiches and wine for a picnic, sent some postcards to parents and kids, and set off for a long walk.
|The town from the landing|
|Dominated by it's unique church tower|
|A walker's paradise|
|Agnes in the harbor|
Our destination was one of the several lighthouses on the island. We walked about 5 miles and after reaching the lighthouse, we took pictures, and toured the shop of a local craftsman, then started looking for a good picnic spot.
|The lighthouse in sight|
|At our destination|
|John was very tempted by these handmade weather vanes|
|Colorful outdoor display case|
|The further lighthouses|
John decided we should take the grassy trail that followed the coastline and it's cliffs. Wonderful views of the water and shore. We soon found the perfect spot.
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|Our picnic spot|
|John's 'shortcut' home|
|The scenery was worth the walk!|
|That way lies England|
While walking back, we saw the town was closed and all the residents were home in their backyards having lunch al fresco. Such nice traditions.
|Peeking into backyards|
|The flowers here are trained to grow in perfect bouquets, of course.|
|Time for one quick drink!|
At 15 hours, the Blue Peter was flying, and Luke was ready to pick us up for our next destination, Isle de Molene, a 2 hour sail.
|John & Mark look happy during a brief drizzle|
|Who needs foul weather gear? It's a water sport!|
Back on Agnes we sailed past the famous light house that is in every stormy picture in the world. Voila!!
|Sailing fast towards Molene|
|My favorite seat -- on the windlass|
|The view aft.|
Yes, that is a knife on the mast. In case of prates?
The ride to Molene was quick and quiet. We arrived at the island of Molene just before sunset, at about 8:30pm. Knowing that we had at least another hour and a half of sunshine, we organized a little trip to the shore.
|A quick tour of the fishing village of Molene|
|Adorable old cottages|
|Back on board, it's still light at almost 10 pm at night.|
|The happy crew of the Agnes|
What a great day to finish a wonderful journey. Abiento!
Next Episode: Ile de Molene