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Thread: La Semaine du Golfe 2017

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    Default La Semaine du Golfe 2017

    La Semaine du Golfe is a weeklong festival in Brittanny, France, and imo a must for every small boat aficionado. The place is an inland sea with many islands, villages and small towns around whose inhttp://forum.woodenboat.com/images/attach/jpg.gifhabitants are often working as volunteers to make it all happen.
    First 2 pics are in Port Anna, where we often started or ended our daily trips. It is a narrow riverlike creek but deep enough for ships. In the harbour we moored in wide islands of boat to the white buoy.
    The d.i.y. Viking boat was very interesting in my eyes. Floor planking, nothing spiled, so halfway the builders had to fill in the lacking freeboard amidship. With a lot of poly- urethane foam the boat floated and came everywhere. In the stern a Yamaha outboard made sure of that.
    In the middle of the week all the boats came to the cental island for a picknick. Here are traditional fishermen from Urk.
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    This was the program of the festival. Always a beautiful painting first in a style that reminds me of the in Europe very popular comics by Uderzo & Goscinny, 'Bande dessine' about the little village that Julius Caesar could never beat.
    On the second page the map of the area. Somewhere in the middle L'ile d'Arz where the picknick is held. Paella on 6 ft skillets, lots of cider, dancing, singing, reunions with old friends.
    The flotillas, here you must choose and generally the Flotille2 is what we like best, the sail and oar bunch. But because the routes cross each other you will also find yourself between the other flotillas with the Bantry Bay Gigs, the Dutch Tjotters, or the Tall Ships.
    Practically the whole prgram is in French and English and though the French appreciate you speaking French they ususally change to English to practise it on you. I find this a bit frustrating because I want to improve my French. But the older people have not often caught up with English I found.

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