La Rochelle is a wonderful maritime city on the Bay of Biscay. A busy fortified harbour and trading port since the 13th century it is now more orientated toward recreation boating and maritime history.
And the old port is beautiful.
And by night
In the historic maritime area next to the old port there is the Maritime museum with a collection of historic vessels.
A major reason that I visited La Rochelle was to see Bernard Moitessier’s yacht Joshua.
If you don’t know the story of Mortessier I encourage you to click on the link above.
Unfortunately, Joshua was undergoing renovation so I could only view this historic vessel from the outside.
After a couple of days at the Municipal Camping Ground in La Rochelle it was time to load up the Mighty Breva and continue my pilgrimage to Mandello de Lario