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  • Day9


    September 24, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Mit einer kleinen Fähre gelangt man innerhalb wenigen Minuten auf die Insel der Mönche, die größte im Golf von Morbihan. Die Insel ist weitgehend bebaut, besteht aber aus so vielen wunderschönen Ecken, dass man sich nicht satt sehen kann. So viele Schmetterlinge habe ich schon lange nicht meht gesehen. Schöner Spaziergang, mal im inneren, mal am Meer.

    Malutkim promem w ciągu kilku minut przeprawia się na wyspę mnichów, największą w zatoce Morbihan. Wyspa jest bardzo zabudowana, ale ma takie prześliczne kąciki, że nie można się napatrzyc. Nie ma na niej prawie ruchu samochodowego. Przyjemny spacer, to na plażach naokoło, to wśród zabudowań. Dawno nie widziałam już tyle motyli.
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  • Day2

    Tag 2: auf dem Weg nach Baden

    August 19, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Kaffee und Tee am Meer... Einfach nur die Tür öffnen und geniessen... 😊 Das Frühstück fiel dann etwas rustikaler aus! Auf der Motorhaube vom Benz und klassisch mit Crossaint und Erdbeeemarmelade...
    Über die Pont de Normandie gab es ein bisschen Geschichte von Joost am Omaha Beach... 1944 sind die Amerikaner hier eingefallen... schon interessant was man im Urlaub noch so alles erfahren kann 😉
    Joost hat sich noch eine kleine Abkühlung gegönnt und wir nahmen wieder Fahrt auf zur nächsten Airbnb Übernachtungsmöglichkeit. Auch hier würden wir wieder sehr nett empfangen.
    Den Sonnenuntergang haben wir uns dann noch an einem kleinen Zipfel vom Atlantik angeschaut... so wie es sich gehört mit unserem Lieblingsgetränk 🍺
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  • Day13

    Baden - Vannes (Bretagne)

    July 17, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Womostellplatz Aire de Illes Kerilio (14€)

    kleine Radtour vom Städtchen mit dem Namen „Baden“ nach Vannes. Vannes hat eine kleine Altstadt mit schönen Fachwerkhäusern.

    Vannes ist eine ummauerte Stadt in der Bretagne im Nordwesten Frankreichs. Ihre Altstadt zeichnet sich durch enge Kopfsteinpflasterstraßen und mittelalterliche Tore aus. Die Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Vannes im Zentrum der Stadt vereint romanische und gotische Stilelemente. Der Place des Lices ist ein von farbenfrohen Fachwerkhäusern gesäumter Platz. Am Hafen im Süden gibt es Restaurants und Boote, die Ausflüge im Golf von Morbihan anbietenRead more

  • Day172

    Lazing around

    April 17, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    The most we could manage for say one was photos out our bedroom window and the back door. The donkey with the dreds is named Cannabis.

    Today we ventured out just to say we did. We missed the fleeting sunbeams on the mustard fields, but enjoyed the drive. No photos of the cute tourist town whose main virtue was some things were open. Everywhere else EVERYthing was closed the day after Easter (after being open on Easter itself).Read more

  • Day170

    Just outside of Ruffiac

    April 15, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Boy, every place we stay we say, "This is the best place ever!" Out in the middle of nowhere this cottage is to be found on Airbnb. Once a combo living space and cider mill this renovated cottage has fireplace, beautiful garden, horses and chickens. We only planned to stay 2 nights but are working on extending our stay.Read more

  • Day67

    Islands off Quiberon Peninsula

    June 21, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Hello everyone, so it's been an interesting few days we are adjusting to the empty boat and quiet nights. I found some cute pictures of the cats that are now 'wallpaper' in on various devices. So after Rochefort en terre which was beautiful we headed offshore first to Houat for 2nights, one at Salus Bay on South coast the other at Porz Ler on North coast both were very nice Houat is like Herm sandy at one end and cliffs at other. Photos to follow as on other gadget. We walked North about the island and saw several stunning bits of coastline and a Fort where they had left the German guns.
    From there we went to Belle Isle and Ster Wenn said to be France’s most beautiful anchorage, please look it up if you can as photos do not do it justice. We were anchored and with stern ropes tied to rocks its 50m wide and 500m long says guide book. No facilities but very sheltered and peaceful. I wanted to swim but there were some rather large jellyfish and I don't know yet how friendly they are. Sauzon the nearest town is pretty harbour and good if pricey ice creams
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  • Day51


    June 5, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Hello again.
    So we did decide to leave the island while we could, from Port Tudy on Isle de Groix we headed back to the mainland and decided on the old L'Orient port rather than one of the newer marinas. The only problem was that we arrived on a Sunday and whereas we could hear on the radio that the other marina staff were there ours was shut and yes you guessed it Monday the 5th was also a holiday so no showers or internet till now. We left Isle de Groix as the forecast per the harbour office wasn't great and we wanted to find some shelter, thank goodness we did wind has been gusting up to a force 8 the last couple of days and is only due to subside a little tomorrow so we will probably be here till Thursday. On Sunday when we arrived we just wandered around the town but Monday we headed out to one of the Commercial Zones and managed to find a Decathlon, we didn't need anything but the shop was open all day and as the weather was shocking it seemed best to be inside. We did manage to find a tarp that we can easily put over the stern boom to provide a little extra external shade without the need to put up the full canopy. Even the few days that we have had this lovely temperature, well I say lovely it was a bit much really. 30C+ is for me,
    too much when the temperature just doubles I need a gradual increase to get used to it. Not been a problem with this wind though only about 17C with some intense showers. Yesterday it rained solidly for 4hours, fortunately that was after we got back from the shops. Today we followed a short walking trail around downtown L'Orient then visited the sub marine pens and Flore-S645 (a decommissioned submarine) and the Eric Tabarly Marina. As the wind is going to remain a bit too much for me tomorrow we are planning to go to the market and then take a vedette to Port Louis to look around the Citadelle and walk around town just for a change of scenery. We considered moving the boat but this is the most sheltered marina and we don't want to loose this mooring if the ones at Port Louis aren't as good.
    We met French Customs for the first time this morning but all went very well John was a bit disappointed as they only wanted to see the Ships Registry and our passports, they asked about goods to declare and I said 2 cats and some Gin but they weren't interested. John had all the RYA stuff ready his radio license and competency certificate the works but no 'have a nice day' and they were off.
    Yet again we forgot the camera but you must be getting a bit fed up of us by now don't worry will take a few tomorrow.Bye
    while we were in L'orient we decided to take a vedette, French Ferry, to Port Louis it was a quaint place almost an island. We walked the ramparts, well the inside of the surrounding wall at in places about 15foot up, obviously as this is France there were no railings and it definitely wasn't built for your average American. I attach a couple of photo's. There is also a picture of the cats in their new travel den, I think they understand that it makes them more stable, as otherwise they, the cats, roll around in the swell.
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  • Day49

    Signs of the Camino

    October 8, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Although I have been to France many times and have ridden and driven many thousands of kilometres all around the country, I have to admit that there is one feature that I had never noticed before. Next year I will be bringing a group 16 Ghostriders (Ghostwalkers ?) to Europe to walk the famous pilgrim trail from Roncesvalles in the Pyrenees to Santiago.

    Although this route (the so called "Spanish Camino") is the most well known version of the walk, there are in fact dozens of different routes scattered all over Europe. The word Camino simply means "The Way" and the true pilgrims started their pilgrimage from their own front door and then walked all the way to Santiago. The cathedral there is supposed to contain the body of St James and this is the reason why tens of thousands of people still complete this pilgrimage every year.

    The symbol of the Camino is the scallop shell. The radiating lines of the shell indicate that there are many possible starting points but only one destination. Scattered all over France are numerous camino paths and these are most commonly marked with brass scallop shells on the footpaths. Sometimes the way is marked with a green arrow or some other symbol.

    Because we will be completing our own "Camino" in 2018 I have been more alert to these symbols and have been amazed at how often they appear, especially near the locations of famous cathedrals or abbeys. I have attached some images as well as a map showing some of the versions of the French Camino
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  • Day50

    Market Day in Auray

    October 9, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    According to Trip Advisor, the top 2 things to enjoy in Auray are (1) The Port and (2) The Weekly Market. Since we arrived here two days ago we have made regular walks from our hotel to the Port and have become quite familiar with the sights along the way.

    This morning we began the day with a walk through the quiet forest that adjoins our hotel. The paths were covered with a thick layer of brightly coloured autumn leaves that crunched loudly as we walked. This is another reminder that winter is rapidly approaching, although we will be long gone by the time it really arrives.

    We emerged from the forest and followed a new route into the centre of town and were thrilled to see all the little streets and laneways were filled with traders. It was obviously market day and we had a wonderful time wandering up and down the long lines of merchants. Markets are an integral part of life in most French towns and they give a wonderful insight into the French passion with food and fresh produce.

    Near our hotel we have noticed an "A Vendre" (To Sell) sign on a lovely small home. Each time we have passed by we have stopped to daydream about what it would be like to buy such a place. Sure it would be impulsive, but just about everything else worthwhile we have ever done has been the result of an impulse. We have never been ones to spend months deliberating over all the details. It certainly would be a beautiful place of the world to live in.

    When we got back to the hotel we searched out the property on the internet and it looks like our plans will have to go on hold for a little while. With a price tag of close to a million Australian dollars, it would be a tad high to justify as a holiday home (or even our main home for that matter). We will have to keep on dreaming.

    Tomorrow we will be catching the high speed train to Paris and we will be departing Auray with our luggage a little bit heavier after our purchases from the market. Our minds will also be loaded with happy memories of the short time we have spent here. It really is one of the many treasures of Brittany.
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  • Day46

    Onto Vannes

    October 5, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Yesterday we somewhat sadly packed our bags and bade farewell to St Malo. We had a fabulous time there and watching the tides became an hypnotic part of each day's schedule. Unfortunately we were leaving before the tides reached their spectacular monthly maximum, so maybe we will have to take that into account in planning our dates for our possible next visit in 2019.

    Accompanied by the now familiar sound of rolling suitcase castors we walked the 1.4 km to the Gare St Malo and waited for our train to Rennes. Our tickets did not have allocated seats so we had a bit of a scramble to secure places for ourselves and our luggage. An hour later we had arrived at the impressive Rennes Station and looked for the next train that would take us the rest of the way to Vannes.

    This time we did have allocated seats, although for some reason the air conditioning in the carriage did not seem to be working. This meant that we had a somewhat uncomfortable time, but the high speed (over 200 kph) of the train and the superb scenery meant that the time went quite quickly.

    We arrived at Vannes at around 3.30 pm, the warmest time of the day. The sun had shone brightly all day and chose that moment to shine even more. Our hotel was situated about 1.5 km from the Vannes Station and we had a rather hot and bumpy walk to its front door. Fortunately we made it without losing a castor and the welcoming lady at the desk told us that our room was waiting for us. This is always a relief, especially when the booking had been made almost a year earlier.

    We had last visited Vannes back in 2013 and at that time we had been travelling with Paul and Jan Coutts. The following day was spent renewing our knowledge of the historic city and exploring many kilometres of its tiny roads and alleys. In the evening we had a pizza dinner at the same restaurant we had visited 4 years earlier. It is situated right at the top of the ramparts and gives an amazing view down to the manicured gardens below. The evening was warm and perfectly still and we even had the same friendly waiter who had served us four years ago. It was another magic end to a perfect day (and the pizzas were excellent too).

    It is also worth noting that I have noticed several Camino signs during our travels this year. These have special relevance to me now that I will be walking the Camino next year. I guess these signs have been here for a long time, but I have never looked out for them before.
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Département du Morbihan, Departement du Morbihan, Morbihan

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