One of the most capricious stretches of water in the world
10:30. As we set off from the harbour without a care in the world, Lucky puts us in the picture: “The swell is often very lively here, and the tidal currents are among the strongest in Europe. What’s more, there are over a hundred tiny islands and rocky reefs just below the surface, so you can see why the Iroise sea has seen more shipwrecks than you can count.” That’s encouraging! But today, fortunately, the sea is like a mill-pond and we have blazing sunshine to see us on our way to the Pointe Saint-Mathieu headland. Lucky tells us about the legend and the history of the 11th century abbey, and the stele erected in memory of sailors lost at sea, before setting a course due west.