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Old 04-09-2011, 12:58   #1
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Over-Wintering in Brest

If you're stuck in Brest this winter and fancy a coffee with me and my partner please drop us a line... I fear it's going to be a bit isolated here!


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Old 04-09-2011, 14:18   #2
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Re: Overwintering Brest

Martin,
Are you in Marina du Château or at Moulin Blanc?

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Hi Alain
We're currently in the Moulin Blanc. But might try to move to the other when things quieten down for the winter.

Are you local or liveaboard?


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Re: Overwintering Brest

We are in Brest for a few days on the visitors pontoons in Moulin Blanc before moving further south. We are liveaboards.
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Yet another senior moment...
We are actually in Marina du Château !!!!
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Re: Over-Wintering Brest

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Are you local or liveaboard?
I am not liveaboard. I am almost local: born in Brest (my parents still live there) but living in Lorient, 130km away.

IMO, Marina du Château is much more pleasant to live in than Moulin Blanc, because it is closer to the city. However, there is no supermarket within walking range. When victualling in August, we had to go to Monoprix in Rue de Siam and carry all the food back to the marina. My small trolley was very handy for ferrying bottled water and beer.

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I am not liveaboard. I am almost local: born in Brest (my parents still live there) but living in Lorient, 130km away.

IMO, Marina du Château is much more pleasant to live in than Moulin Blanc, because it is closer to the city. However, there is no supermarket within walking range. When victualling in August, we had to go to Monoprix in Rue de Siam and carry all the food back to the marina. My small trolley was very handy for ferrying bottled water and beer.

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I would agree that the supermarket is a fair walk (Carefour is nearest) but it is not that bad. We walked back yesterday with beers, cokes and food with no problem. You also have the wonderful Sunday market which is excellent for food. As for water can I suggest you look at a Seagul water purifier if you live aboard. I promise it will be the best investment you make for now and the future. We fitted one easily and now never need bottled water anywhere. No more buying, carring or didposing of all those bottles now or in the future.
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Re: Over-Wintering in Brest

Yes, Carrefour City is a bit closer to the marina. Is the choice as wide as in Monoprix?

Regarding water, I wonder if a watermaker is the right choice for a 4-week cruise in summer, plus some weekends. Anyway, I have to augment the battery and the electrical production capability first.

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