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Monday, 24 February 2014

Think big

It might look ugly - but the huge harbour - with its 550 berth yacht marina, fishing port, 2 story fish market and marine conference centre at Saint Quay Portrieux on the Cote d'Armor, Brittany suffered no damage in the recent severe storms - and all that with a tide of 27 feet (Newlyn has 19 feet max )...

Not an empty berth can be seen in the marina.

the original port can be seen bounded by the two inside breakwaters - unlike Penzance Harbour, the Breton planners and town council figured that extending the harbour and creating a new car park was probably a smarter move than filling in part of the existing harbour - with all the recent damage which will cost millions to restore to its previous glory perhaps now is the time to think bigger and better?