Photographer's Note

After a little incursion inland with the old manor house, I am back to the sea with this old-fashioned sailing boat.
After all, Brittany's motto is very often 'War zouar ha war vor" in breton (Inland and on the sea). The people here have always lived closely to both.

This boat is called "DALH-MAD" (Hold tight), which is the motto of a local town, LANDERNEAU . It was built by the association of the same name in this town. It is a replica of the sloop Ste Anne built in 1945 whose shallow draft allowed it to come and deliver the sand, even at low tide coefficients, on Landerneau docks, along the river Elorn, which is a tidal river.
However on this photo, the boat was taking part in the 2016 Brest Maritime celebrations.
You can see BREST CASTLE in the background, the only fortification in the world still lived in, by the French Atlantic Admiralty.
It dates back to Roman times, even before, because of its convenient situation on a rocky spur at the end of "Brest Roads", and protecting the mouth of the river Penfeld where the navy is docked.

2WS showing the Dalh-Mad in other places.

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