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    Default Odet river anchorages

    Anyone anchored in the Odet up from Benodet? Is it foul up there or good holding in mud and sand?
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    Default Re: Odet river anchorages

    Just to port before you get to the lake area is nice. We spent about 4 days there. You can take the dinghy up to near the supermarket. I seem to remember it was thick mud.

    ps: the tripper boats come up to there, so don't anchor too far out.

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    Default Re: Odet river anchorages

    I anchored on river at Anse de Combrit, then went up river to Quimper

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    Default Re: Odet river anchorages

    Quote Originally Posted by robertj View Post
    Anyone anchored in the Odet up from Benodet? Is it foul up there or good holding in mud and sand?
    The best is the Anse de Toulven which is to starboard just before the river opens up to a broad expanse below Quimper. The entrance is narrow and you almost don't see it until it's abreast.

    Best go in when the tide is at least halfway in. The anse itself is completely protected by high woodland and the bottom is mud. I draw 1m70 and have not touched at low tide.

    However just before entering there is a spur of rocks running out from the starboard side of the entrance (just before entering the anse itself) This spur covers at high tide and so you need to keep well to port (north side) when entering and leaving.

    It sounds a bit more difficult than it actually is and once inside it doesn't matter what is blowing outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybarite View Post
    The best is the Anse de Toulven which is to starboard just before the river opens up to a broad expanse below Quimper. The entrance is narrow and you almost don't see it until it's abreast.

    Best go in when the tide is at least halfway in. The anse itself is completely protected by high woodland and the bottom is mud. I draw 1m70 and have not touched at low tide.

    However just before entering there is a spur of rocks running out from the starboard side of the entrance (just before entering the anse itself) This spur covers at high tide and so you need to keep well to port (north side) when entering and leaving.

    It sounds a bit more difficult than it actually is and once inside it doesn't matter what is blowing outside.
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    Default Re: Odet river anchorages

    Quote Originally Posted by Sybarite View Post
    The best is the Anse de Toulven which is to starboard just before the river opens up to a broad expanse below Quimper. The entrance is narrow and you almost don't see it until it's abreast.

    Best go in when the tide is at least halfway in. The anse itself is completely protected by high woodland and the bottom is mud. I draw 1m70 and have not touched at low tide.

    However just before entering there is a spur of rocks running out from the starboard side of the entrance (just before entering the anse itself) This spur covers at high tide and so you need to keep well to port (north side) when entering and leaving.

    It sounds a bit more difficult than it actually is and once inside it doesn't matter what is blowing outside.
    But you miss the tripper boats passing up and down. And I thought it was a bit gloomy in there.

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    Default Re: Odet river anchorages

    Not sure if it's the same place described by Sybarite but we spent a night here drawing 2m without any problems. There were a few buoys, one of which we 'borrowed'.
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    Default Re: Odet river anchorages

    Quote Originally Posted by Quiddle View Post
    Not sure if it's the same place described by Sybarite but we spent a night here drawing 2m without any problems. There were a few buoys, one of which we 'borrowed'.
    No, his location was just to starboard before you got there. That's where I anchored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgadee View Post
    No, his location was just to starboard before you got there. That's where I anchored.
    yes, what was called in Adlard Coles Biscay pilot as 'the secret anchorage'
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    Default Re: Odet river anchorages

    A place I often use to describe the integration between different chart types, a collection of different chart sources about Toulven here:

    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/20...gazione-1.html

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