Back again. As with the one before I wasn’t happy with my second World Trip attempt. Well, if you can’t be happy with what you’re doing than change it - so I did.
This won’t be a classical RTW attempt. It is a series of consecutive flights with a Cessna 172 Skyhawk G1000. I won’t call it a World Trip because I don’t know where I am going. I won’t plan much but rather start from the last airfield we landed on and see where we might find pretty places and cool stories.
There won’t be any rules or boundaries. An unspecified number of consecutive flights with an open end. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Flight: Ouessant (LFEC) - Vannes (LFRV), France.
We started today on the Island of Ouessant - the westernmost tip of European France and western entrance marker to the English Channel. The small airfield is only serviced from Brest although ferry connections exist between Ouessant and Molene, a smaller island to the south.
We hit the mainland of France at the southern end of the Cote des Abers near Le Conquet. This little village is an important regional crab-fishing port. Not far from it the Rade de Brest (Roadstead of Brest) meets the ocean near the village Plougonvelin.
On the other side of the Goulet de Brest, which is the strait connecting the Rade with the Atlantic Ocean, lies the Presqu’île de Crozon (Crozon Peninsula). We crossed its northwestern tip near Roscanvel to reach the Rade itself.
After reaching the southeastern end of the Rade de Brest we could already see the estuary of the Aulne river. We followed it in a southeastern direction until finally leaving it near Chateaulin.
After a while we left the Departement Finistere and entered Morbihan, the cultural center of the Breton Neolithic Period. As a fun fact - the airfield in this picture belongs to the town of Scaer, which lies in Finistere. The airfield itself is in Morbihan.
After more rather uneventful cross-country flying we crossed the Foret de Pontcallec near Berne and spotted the town of Plouay where two major annual cycling races take place - sadly to late to take a closer look.
We started our final descent above the town of Grand-Champ and finished it on the green grass of the Aéroport de Vannes-Golfe du Morbihan to the north of Vannes itself.