Category Archives: Brittany 2003

Ferry home

And so we bade a fond farewell to the rapidly diminishing granite blocks of St Malo. The ferry was full of Brits and French was slowly replaced by English as the language most oft overheard. We are surrounded by a … Continue reading

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The day of the trains

Up at 7, Mirinda up at 7:20, breakfasted, packed and checked out by 8:15. On the train at 8:30 having found out where the shortcut is. Very comfortable train. One of the best things about these trains (along with the … Continue reading

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Mosquito boy

Up at 8. The celebration of Easter appears very muted around these parts. Actually our hostess at the Gradlon Hotel hadn’t actually known it was Easter until yesterday when she accidentally spotted a couple of Easter eggs in a nearby … Continue reading

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Climbing Mont Frugy

Went down to the terrace for breakfast. Plenty of coffee and carbohydrates. Mirinda remained asleep. I’d written about 10 words of my journal when my only pen ran out. A lessor mortal may ask why I didn’t have a spare. … Continue reading

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Restaurant L’Ambroisie

What a rotten night we both spent! It started with Mirinda suddenly complaining about how cold it was. It wasn’t cold by ANY stretch of the imagination but she put all her clothes on and the quilt, 2 blankets and … Continue reading

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Out & about in Vannes

Awake at 3am after a weird dream about a scary harmonica player coming towards me. I knew I had to wake up before I saw this person’s face so I did. I eventually went back to sleep. I woke at … Continue reading

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Golfe du Morbihan

Woke up at 7 when the trucks arrived, having followed us from St Malo. Mirinda quickly closed the window and we returned to sleep even quicker. I woke at 8 to a gorgeous morning, all sun and narry a single … Continue reading

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Vanne & his wife

Surprise, surprise, another noisy night. This time someone was busy torturing seagulls – fearful screams filled the narrow streets – it was awful. I assume it was a seagull. Of course, it could have been a cat being tortured by … Continue reading

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Hitchcock in Dinard

There must be law in St Malo regarding noise being made after 8am, so they start at 6. It sounded like a fleet of trucks containing hollow but heavy metal objects half filled with marbles, painstakingly unloaded directly beneath our … Continue reading

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Cleaner orcs

As some sort of strange French joke, we were awakened at 5:30am, not with the gentle strains of some pastoral air or with ‘Morning’ or even a little light Breton folk music but were pounded out of sleep by an … Continue reading

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