Our sail to Brest (or Camaret Sur Mer as we chose) took way to long. Dag's timetable did not add up, so we had to leave him in France and sail across the bay of Biscay just the two of us.
Waking up in the morning after celebrating Heidi's birthday and France national day we had to prepare the boat for sailing across the bay of Biscay, just Heidi and I as Dag had used too much of his vacation and had to leave us. Checking everything on the boat in the morning we found that our bilge pump was broken. This was the worst timing ever, as everything was closed due to it being the national day of France and on top of that, a Sunday.
Dag and I set of to try to find a solution and we didn't get far before luck stoke yet again. I really must have good karma!
On the other side of the marina we met two Englishmen, and before we knew it help was on its way. One of them had a friend who was the manager of the only shop in town where we could get a new bilge pump, and lucky for us, she was just in her shop at the moment.
They offered us a ride in their car and drove us to the shop where we got a new bilge pump just 5 minutes before she closed up and went home. Talk about luck.
We made our bed in the saloon to make it easier to get help in the cockpit if it was needed during the night, said goodbye to Dag and set sails. In the beginning we had ok winds but going into the night the wind fell and we moved at a snails pace, not something we were happy with as we had plans to reach La Coruña in 5 days.
Crossing the bay of Biscay was a bit scary but as it turned out we had nice weather all the way. We could wish for a little more wind, but we crossed in 3 days and are very happy about that.
We were quite happy sailing into La Coroña, arriving in daylight for once and celebrated with a nice meal at the restaurant in the marina with good food and a bottle of wine.