French lock restrictions
Yachtsman Peter Howell, who sails Sundowner, has contacted PBO to warn of lock restrictions.
Peter, who currently resides at Port de La Roche Bernard, France, said: ‘The lack of rainfall in the Vilaine has resulted in lock restrictions at Arzal. July lock closures have not yet been announced, but visitors may need to ring ahead to Arzal or LRB port offices to check.’
Cruising Association (CA) president Judith Grimwade said: ‘Lock opening times are on the La Vilaine website at www.lavilaine.com/index.php/en/ eclusages-du-jour or 09 69 32 97. These are in English and French. There is a waiting pontoon downstream of the lock with access ashore, but no water or power.’