We found ourselves in Dournanez by accident, but we had a great day at the Port Museum. The indoor part involved the history of the region (in particular the sardine - and the old photos really brought the history to life), some beautiful hand build wooden racing boats and then some that were just strange! The small area showing the history of french lifeboat men & their old safety & flotation equipment was thought provoking.
I loved the outdoors part though, where you get to clamber in and out of old trawlers & barges. No safety net or 'elf & safety here - you explore these old girls using the same stairways & passages that the crew would have done - including the engine rooms. Amazing to see the cramped bunks, small galleys and working areas up close and personal.
On the boardwalk there is a guy demonstrating rope-craft, where you can join in & compete should you feel the need - good job I know my reef knot from my bowline! For the electronics buff there is a large room dedicated to ancient marine telephony - probably would appeal to someone. For me it was a day thoroughly well spent. Loved it!
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