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Saint-Malo

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  • Day11

    At the campsite

    September 14 in France ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    Arrived at the campsite. Nothing realy special to show from today😂 We're reaching the end of the rally. Tomorrow we're going to drive some extra kilometers towards the finish, so that we can complete our roadbook.Read more

    Conny Vogel

    Op naar Brussel👍

    Jan Verbart

    Succes.

     
  • Day12

    Final Destination Today

    September 14 in France ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Nach 550 km von Bordeaux in die Bretagne haben wir uns tatsächlich fuer das günstigere Hotel entschieden ✌️
    Grandhotel Saint - Malo
    PS: wir finden unser Rallyeauto passt hervorragend in die Kulisse😂

  • Day11

    Tag 11 - Bordeux bis Saint Malo

    September 14 in France ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Nach der Party 🎉 natürlich etwas zu spät gestartet 🙈🙈🙈
    Dafür einen wunderschönen Nachmittag in Dinan verbracht. Beeindruckende mittelalterliche Stadt. Im Regen ein Boullette de sarrasin gegessen. Bei Sonnenschein weiter nach St. Malo - Ankunft im strömenden Regen- erstmal ein Bierchen getrunken und dann im trockenen auf einem toll gelegene Campingplatz mitten im alten Zentrum auf einer Landzunge aufgebaut!
    Fantastisches Essen in der Stadt- Fisch und Entenbrust mit rote Beete-schäumchen ….. hmmmm - so kann man genießen !
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  • Day12

    Power Plant Dinard

    September 17, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Straße führte heute entlang der Rance von Dinard nach SAINT-MALO über ein Wassergezeiten Kraftwerk aus dem Jahr 1966. Damit eine der Tagesaufgaben erledigt.
    Weiter ging die Fahrt bis zu unserem Hotel in der Nähe von SAINT-MALO.Read more

  • Day12

    Almost done...

    September 18, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Good morning everybody! Today is the last complete day of driving. Starting at Saint Melo and after visiting Omaha Beach we are going to find a place to set up our camp before crossing the finish line at Amsterdam tomorrow afternoon.Read more

    Sabine Aust

    Super Jungs. Ihr habt das Ziel trotz einiger 'Zwangspauen'bald erreicht.👍

    9/18/19Reply

    Erfolgreiche Fahrt für die restlichen 850km und viel Spaß unterwegs!!!!

    9/18/19Reply
    Lisa Obermüller

    Dem kann ich mich nur anschließen. Kommt gut an und lasst es euch gut gehen 😊

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  • Day9

    Großes Hallo in Saint Malo

    September 20, 2020 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Wir kommen gestern morgen natürlich nicht so früh los wie geplant und setzten unsere Reise erst gegen Mittag fort. Da wir wieder nur langsam voran kommen, brauchen wir für die knapp 300 Kilometer nach Saint Malo ewig und kommen erst gegen 19 Uhr dort an. Wir bekommen einen Platz zugewiesen, der uns überhaupt nicht gefällt und sind voerst enttäuscht vom Campingplatz. Die Sanitäranlagen sind grauenhaft und die Stimmung ist mal wieder angespannt.
    Nach Rücksprache mit der Rezeption suchen wir uns selber einen Stellplatz der uns gefällt und bauen unser Camp auf. Wir sind besser eingespielt als beim ersten mal, jedoch es gibt noch viel Luft nach oben. Im Anschluss sind wieder alle etwas angespannt und genervt.
    Vom anderen Ende des Campingplatz dringt laute Musik zu uns herüber, also gehen wir schauen was da los ist. Auf einem Hügel mit Blick auf das Meer ist eine Disco unter freiem Himmel. Viele kleine Lounges laden zum verweilen ein. Ein kleiner Foottrack bietet super lecker Pasta an. Als wir uns mit Essen und Getränken versorgt haben, finden wir direkt einen Tisch in mitten des Geschehen. Die Franzosen sind herzlich offen und ganz bald sitzen wir nicht mehr alleine am Tisch. Wir werden auf die Tanzfläche gezogen und tanzen bald alle ausgelassen zu überraschend guter Musik. Die Stimmung ist hervorragend. Jung und alt, Campinggäste und Einheimische Feiern zusammen das Leben. Wir führen anregende Gespräche in französisch/englisch mix und erfahren einiges über Stadt und Umgebung. Wir lernen auch einen Segellehrer aus dem Ort kennen der uns einläd bei ihm an der Segelschule vorbei zu kommen. Dies nehmen wir uns fest vor. Es wird ein wundervoller Abend und tot müde und selig schlafe ich mit Meeresrauschen ein.
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    makiya

    Was für ein schöner Footprint. Ich freue mich für euch 😍

    9/20/20Reply
    Sarah Spiritchaouali

    😘

    9/20/20Reply
    Bernadette Gaday

    Hört sich sehr gut 😊 an dann noch viel Spaß in Saint Malo morgen ist das Wetter auch sonnig 😎 😘🥰

    9/20/20Reply
    Sarah Spiritchaouali

    Ja und danach geht es leider stark runter mit den Temperaturen und Regen.

    9/20/20Reply
    makiya

    Hauptsache die Laune nicht 😉

    9/20/20Reply
     
  • Day50

    Saint Malo

    July 20, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Heute Morgen entschieden Richtung Süden zu fahren. Will einfach stabileres Wetter, einfach warm. Als ich los fuhr schien die Sonne entgegen der Vorhersage, so blieb es den ganzen Tag. Nun gut. Nach 7 Stunden Fahrt in Saint Malo angekommen, Parkplatz in unmittelbarer Nähe des Strandes, wow. :-) der Strand ist riesig, ganz viel Wassersport, Catsegeln, Windsurfen, Kiten. daneben ist die Küstenlinie umsäumt mit Häusern, die auf Mauern auf den Felsen gebaut wurden, sehr imposant, überhaupt die Architektur ist besonders, alles Häuser mit mehreren Kaminen und mehreren kleinen Türmen, mal Rund mal Eckig. War dann gerade noch in der Altstadt, sehr schön.. dem Treiben gebe ich mich morgen hin, wenn ich erholt bin, Creperie und Burger sowie Bier. :-) nach dem Schwimmen, Cheat Day :-) fast wie immer !!!Read more

    Corona Sabbatical 2020

    ach ja.. tanktop, flip flop Wetter endlich :)

    7/20/20Reply
    ouuups Up

    Wo sind die Bilder 😉

    7/20/20Reply
    ouuups Up

    Und hast du on Cotentin gar nichts gesehen? Was ist mit Mont saint-Michel? Vorbeigefahren? 😂

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  • Day45

    Watching the Tides

    October 4, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    It's a strange feeling walkin on sand, knowing that in a few hours time, it will be 10 metres under the sea. But such is life in magical St Malo. Life in this city is intimately connected to the daily cycle of the rising and falling of the tremendous tides. Just watching the process is a truly hypnotic experience.

    As we left our hotel this morning the tides were at their highest. Although it is now a couple of days past the monthly maximum, the variation between high and low water levels is truly extreme.

    As the waves crashed into the sea wall there were loud thumping noises as the reflecting waves collided with those coming in. Regular sprays of foam were thrown high into the air. Crowds of people had gathered, just to watch the waves.

    Later in the day the sea had retreated many hundreds of metres, revealing a vast expanse of clean sand. This sand becomes a daily playground for a diverse range of activities. Dozens of wind surfers were also making use of the stiff breeze to race back and forth on the water. At the same time, the late afternoon sun was making a bashful appearance from between the clouds to cast an eery light on the Citadel. It really was quite a spectacle.

    In two day's time we will be leaving St Malo and heading back to Nantes to collect a hire car. From there we will be spending a few day's exploring the Dordogne Region. It has been a remarkable trip but our thoughts are starting to turn back to those waiting for us in Australia.
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  • Day43

    Hello St Malo

    October 2, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    It is a great feeling to complete something that has been anticipated for such a long time. It is an even greater feeling when you have been able to share the experience with a group of like minded people. Unless you have actually done something like this, it is very difficult to convey exactly what it is like.

    After being through so much together, the members of the group really do begin to feel like some sort of extended family. That always makes it somewhat difficult when the ride eventually finishes and the time for farewells starts.

    Although the "official" trip finished this morning after breakfast,, the final time the whole group was together was at dinner last night. Several had to leave early this morning to catch trains to various other places. By the time we sat down for breakfast, we knew that our group was already beginning the process of breaking up. We will surely miss the fun and camaraderie that was an integral part of every day of the past 5 weeks.

    For six of us, the adventure will continue a little longer as we make our way north to St Malo. This is a wonderful coastal city in Brittany that we fell in love with several years ago. We have been back many times since then and never fail to be mesmerised by the place.

    St Malo has a rich history, being home to numerous privateers (state pirates) from the 16th to 19th centuries. It was also the site of a very important German naval base in WW2. When the German commander refused to surrender at any cost, it meant that the original old city was almost completely destroyed in the allied bombardment. It was then rapidly reconstructed in the 1950s. At first glance the city still looks medieval, however on close inspection, you can see that it is a brilliant reconstruction of what was originally here.

    There is another natural phenomenon that makes this place special - the super tides. The coastline in this region is home to some of the most extreme tidal variations on the planet. In fact the variation between high and low tides can regularly exceed 10 metres. In order to protect the city of these huge tides a massive stone sea wall has been constructed. Even with the impressive wall, at times of the king tides, the huge waves can go over the wall and crash into the waterfront buildings. At such times huge crowds gather to watch the spectacle.

    We had all had a marvellous time in Le Croisic, so much so that several of the group started to dream about how good it would be to retire there. But now the time had come for us to leave. Along with Maggie and me, there would be 4 others travelling with us to St Malo. This included Gerry and Gael and also Annie and Kay.

    The trip to St Malo meant that we would have to take three train trips. First we had to travel to Nantes, then take a second train to Rennes, and finally a third train to St Malo. Such trips can be much more exhausting than cycling, especially when you have to rapidly drag your luggage up and down numerous staircases in a very limited amount of time. It is at times like this that everyone decides that their luggage is too heavy, but no one ever remembers that when the time comes for their next trip.

    Somehow we all managed to survive the trains and we finally arrived at the Gare St Malo at 6.30 pm. Of course we still had a very lengthy walk to the Hotel Beaufort. It must be quite a comical sight seeing six old people dragging their suitcases over cobblestoned steets, vainly trying to dodge the dog poo and avoid snapping the castors off their bags each time they bounced over a curb.

    Eventually six exhausted seniors arrived at the hotel. For us it felt like we were back home. The hotel is situated right on the ocean front and the views are priceless. The manager explained to us that we had arrived right at the time of the "very dangerous king tide" that would arrive in just two hour's time. In order to help protect the hotel they proceeded to fasten wooden shutters and armoured glass panels to the seaward facing windows. I had always wanted to witness the king tides, but had not realised that it was due on the very night of our arrival.

    Although the tide rose right on time at 10.38 pm, the sea was quite peaceful. No waves came crashing through our first floor windows. I was just slightly disappointed.
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