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France and Brest
Brest Festival 2004 July 10th-16th & Douarnenez Festival July 16th-20th.
Brest - Fireworks - Parade of Sail - Douarnenez - Camaret - Journey Home
The Happy Return made her first visit to Brest in France on 12th July for the 2004 French Maritime Festivals.
Departure - Dartmouth - Weymouth - Swanage - Eastbourne - Folkestone - Home - Sailathon
Monday 18th July 2005: Happy Return was moved from Penzance to Newlyn and takes pride of place at Newlyn on the lifeboat pontoon alongside the Ivan Ellen the 17 metre-long all-weather Severn class lifeboat - the largest in the RNLI fleet.
Wonderful fireworks on the last night at Brest
2500 ships in the "Parade of Sail" from Best to Douarnenez which took over 6 hours.
Some pictures of the fleet in Douarnenez
In Camaret after leaving Douarnenez
Off Le Conquet en route to Aber Vrac'h
Gusting 7 crossing the Channel home.
Brest & Douarnenez Festival, July 11th-20th 2008
Going through the Tas de Pois this time to Douarnenez!
Along the River Aulne and through the lock and canal viaduct towards Port Launay for the first time
Then on to Camaret and finally the Isle d'Ouessant.