We are a couple who are planning a round-the-world trip, starting from Norway in August 2014.
The boat is starting to get well equipped, and we have now started planning the route in detail. Most sailors departing from Norway sail straight across the Bay of Biscay to get to Spain and Portugal as fast as possible.
We are considering sailing into the bay in stead of across it. From satellitte imagery, it looks like a nice coastline with many marinas and bays along the way, both in France and in Spain.
The starting point will be somewhere around Brest in the north of France, then south into the bottom of the bay (San Sebastian looks nice) and westwards to A Coruña, following the coastline all the way.
Has anyone here sailed the coastline inside the Bay of Biscay? What are you experiences with this stretch? What are the must-see's and what to avoid?
Do you mostly use anchor, moorings or marinas? And what are the average cost of moorings/marina in this area?
Any advice on sailing inside Bay of Biscay is highly appreciated.
Btw: the boat we are sailing is a Beneteau Oceanis 411.
- Kjell Arne & Kristine, Norway.