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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Salted butter

While David and Linda enjoy their days in Sweden we heade down to Brittany to check things out. In dutch we have a saying: "Met je neus in de boter vallen (falling with your nose in the butter)", which roughly translates to: "being at the right place, at the right time". It's spot on for the days we've been down here in Brittany. For two reasons. First, off course, the famous salted butter from Brittany. But secondly, because of the sweet conditions we've been having here, since we've arrived. It's been warm, sunny and a little bit windy. But more important, the wind is side off and there is a nice swell, making it exciting and loads of fun to be out on the water. The waves vary from sufficient to easily overhead, with some of the biggest sets almost reaching mast high. I've seen quite some trashed sails and masts, but my gear is still intact (despite several 5 to 10 waves washing machines). Although the waves should slowly be decreasing in size, the forecast still looks good until Thursday. So let's see ;-)

The famous salted butter from Brittany

Our crib ;-)

Not very crowded.... even though the French have holidays too.

If look closely you can spot a few sails and some stand up paddlers.

Not just a lucky shot, just an average set for easter monday.

Winds blowing the tops off..... smoking waves!!

And to finish it off: local sausages and lamb chops.... hmmmm nice!!!

Forecasts look good for next week too, so hurry up David ;-)


  1. It's looking nice!! jackpot in a for the rest of wind/waveless europe. Classic!!
    Just checked the guru.. for now they say the easterly winds even increase after the weekend!.. so with the knowledge that you have that extra thermical winds... it could be magic!


  2. from my spies ;-)

    nu alvast maar inpakken..