June 2017
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  • Day10

    Boat trip from Fowey

    June 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    We took a boat trip around the bay with an entertaining Cornish man who told us stories of pirates, local history and the rivalry between Fowey and Polmarine (on the opposite side of the bay). Although he was a little bias as he was Polmarine born and bred.

  • Day10

    The port of Fowey

    June 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Next we visited the small fishing port of Fowey. A lovely little port which is famous for its pirates and the author Daphne du Maurier (of Jamaica Inn fame) who's house over looked the port. Her son still lives there.

  • Day10

    Par beach

    June 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today we set out to visit the local beach near Par but we were disappointed as although the beach was sandy and sea warm it was full of algae and so not good to swim in. Plus you had a great view of the local China Clay factory which overlooked the beach.

  • Day9

    On our way back to Plymonth

    June 17, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We are on the boat ready to set sail to Plymouth. Looks like a good film in the onboard cinema so I will probably watch a movie while Hazel has a sleep.

  • Day8

    Beaches on the Crozon peninsula

    June 16, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    It's our last full day in France and we set out on our most adventurous drive yet to sample the beaches on the Crozon peninsula some two hours away from Roscoff.

    Having read good reviews of the beach 'Plage du Ris' just outside the port of Douarnenez we pitched the tent ready for a days sunbathing.

    The tide was going out but this enhanced the breakers and we had great fun jumping into waves which were over our heads. It reminded me of the times we spent in Cornwall body surfing as kids.
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  • Day7

    Stout & Cognac makes the world go round

    June 15, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Having downed a bottle of stout and a large glass of cognac with her Crepe this evening Hazel needed a walk along the front again tonight.

    If she had stuck with the apple juice like me she would have been fine 😋

    Although Hazel had done some driving today so may be she deserved a night cap or two!

    Lovely warm evening again and still light gone 9 pm.
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  • Day7

    Walking the coastal path

    June 15, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Today we set our sight's on Ploumanac'h an hour & half from Riscoff in the Cote d'armor region of France. This area is known as the pink granite coast and so we planned to walk part of the Sentier des Douaniers (coastal path) to explore the red granite bolders which have been sculpted by the sea.

    On arrival it was drizzling and the clouds look ominous. We decided to walk anyway and started out towards the town of Trestraou. By the time we had arrived the cloud was clearing and so we had our sandwiches on the beach.

    Having eaten and with the sun out we set off back the way we came. Eventually arriving at the pretty little village of Ploumanac'h, passing it's light house and marvelling at the red granite sculptors along the way.
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  • Day6

    An evening stroll in Roscoff

    June 14, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    It was such a nice evening we took a stroll into Roscoff and witnessed to a beautiful sunset. It's so quiet here it's as so everyone has gone to bed even though it's only 10 o'clock and it's still light.

  • Day6

    Beach Hoping

    June 14, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After yesterday's walking we decided a beach day was in order. We started off on our local beach just 100m from the flat. Midmorning the tide was still in and Hazel ventured in for a swim although I decided it was just too cold so opted for a sleep on a warm beach. By lunch time the sea had gone out making it possible to walk across the bay to the other secluded beaches. So after a lunch of Crepes we set out to a beach on the opposite side of the bay. Besides a few houses there is not much on this side so the white sandy beaches are mostly deserted.

    We pitched the tent and spent the rest of the afternoon taking on some rays while keeping one eye on the tide.
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