Camaret-sur-Mer

From Roscoff we sailed to Camaret-Sur-Mer with a lot of diesel wind in total calm. Once again a typical French tourist town with a harbor promenade where restaurant after restaurant is lined up with souvenir shops and galleries. It's nice here anyway. In the doldrums, the sun burns particularly strongly from the sky and it feels as if we were not on the Atlantic, but on the Mediterranean.

Our diesel path to Camaret

The great advantage of our current port compared to Roscoff is that we do not yet know this port, we still have to get to know the place and above all that we do not have to fight our way further west. We will be able to use the expected winds from the north in the coming days to cross the Bay of Biscay and come to Spain.

As the lull was predicted for today (August 21), we decided to stay two nights and only leave on Thursday. So there was the mandatory tour of the place. I didn't take any pictures of the tourist mile on the bank.

Tour Vauban

The Tour Vouban is right next to the marina. Incidentally, the marina showers are housed in an annex in the basement. In addition, many tourists have stacked stones into towers next to the quay wall.

Stone towers in front of the bay

I cannot approve of this Instagram fashion, it will destroy animal habitats. Of course I can still take the photo and would like to ask all readers not to build such stone towers.

Selfie in front of towers - instagrammable? No, we are not both.

Jens has also plunged into the Instagram towers with his camera. Admittedly, it doesn't look that bad in the photos. In addition to the problems with nature conservation, it would also be far too difficult for me to build such towers.

Jens

In the last report on the Île de Batz I wrote about the church that I don't want to see any church from the inside anymore. So I took the chapel at the harbor from the outside - of course with stone towers.

Chapelle de Notre Dame de Rocamadour

With this chapel I had in mind that other sailors told me about it. I absolutely have to go in there. I didn't know why at the time.

Interior shot with ship decoration

I remembered the ship's decoration. It is a seafaring chapel. Sissi also swims very well without holy water.

Chapelle de Notre Dame de Rocamadour - without stone towers

If you leave out the stone towers, a normal chapel remains. That is perfectly fine. We already had two tourist attractions within a few hundred meters. If you count the turrets, there are three. But before we even set foot in the village, we stumbled across the next tourist attraction, the ship cemetery.

Ship cemetery next to the chapel

Notre Dame de Rocamadourt does not have a cemetery, but it is a ship cemetery with half a dozen fishing boats next to it. We joined the long line of tourists taking pictures of the dead ships.

Le bateaux morts

In the background you can see the second marina and the waterfront. We also walked a few steps along the waterfront, trampled on us by other tourists and let us jostle us, trampled on other tourists and jostled them, then it got too much. We only turned a few meters into the side streets and we were almost alone.

Only a few get lost in the side streets

Here Camaret-sur-Mer shows its calm and beautiful side in August despite the French school holidays. By the way, there is a market every Tuesday.

Church of St. Remi

The chapel is not the only church in Camaret. If you open your eyes, you can see Église St. Remi, about 500 meters away, from the promenade. The way there is slightly uphill, which keeps most tourists away. The inside is not particularly spectacular, but rather simple.

Interior shot of the Église St. Remi

What I really liked here (in the third church within three days) are the church windows. They are all very finely designed.

Stained glass window

The supermarket is not far from the church. There we bought fresh meat, fruit and vegetables for the Biscay crossing. Then we went back to Sissi because we still wanted to clean up and clean. Some screws had to be tightened on the wind control system and we wanted to produce a few liters of water. Preparing for the next big crossing.