We had picked Roscoff for our landfall in France because it was listed as a port of entry on northern Brittany and therefore a better option than to sail all the way to St Malo and miss most of this amazing cruising area.
While we did not expect much in Roscoff, we were pleasantly surprised. The marina was brand new and the facilities good. The sailmaker was very supportive and returned sails and babystay within hours, the local cafe had good enough internet speed and the chandlery was well stocked.
Best of all, though, was the close proximity to the old habor, where we did not only find great restaurants and beautiful old houses, but also a lively atmosphere with street bands, lots of tourists etc. A great place to rent bikes, take the ferry to Isle de Batz and more.
As you can imagine, our master chef (who is an equally good sailor!), Peter, had something special in mind to celebrate our arrival in style. He had bought a whole piglet in Horta before we left and Monday was the day he put it on the grill… unfortunately, Peter had to fly back to the US earlier than the rest of the crew and therefore left Tioga already in Roscoff.
A few impressions of out stay: