An island interlude
13:00. We stop off on dry land long enough to have lunch and wander around Molène, with its narrow street, flower-covered houses, grassy paths and little creeks of bright blue water. Just a little way out of town you begin to feel as though you are truly in the middle of nowhere, with only the gentle lapping of the waves to disturb the silence of this place, made by the sea.
A few seals to add the finishing touch !
17:00. Our little group goes back onboard and we sail past the Isle of Quéménès, where Soizic and David have a farm, the Isle of Litiry, and Cromic Rock, which looks first like a dog, then a rabbit, then an eagle… A little further on we spot a group of grey seals basking on a tiny island. We have to be very careful. “They’re two metres long and they weigh 200 kilos, but for all that they’re very shy. If we scare them, they’ll slide off into the water,” warns Lucky, who is a firm believer in letting these sleeping mammals lie. Then, around a rocky corner, we come upon three baby seals with their beautiful pale-coloured fur; what a wonderful sight!
The Molène archipelago
Before bringing us safely back to dry land, Lucky takes us for a short blast at high speed, letting the 600 hp engine of his rigid hulled inflatable take us up to 90 kilometres an hour. Talk about having the wind in your hair! “How could anyone fail to enjoy a day like this?” asks one of the group members, Olivier, who comes from Auvergne. And indeed, what better way to sum up such an incredible day?