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... savoury crepes. Every second restaurant specialises in them and they all serve cider in tea cups as the preferred accompaniment.
Our bigger decision was made earlier; we will go to Jersey then return to stay in the same hotel in St Malo instead of going to Quimper further to the west of Brittany. We've decided that we would like to explore the surrounding area, plus we will cut out 8 hrs of train travel there and to Paris.
Early tomorrow is the ferry to ...
... ways a satnav can take you so I re-jigged it for 'shortest route'.
For once Garmin did itself proud, the roads were dry now it although it was cloudy, and we had some brilliant biking roads.
The only down side to picking 'shortest' is Garmin route planners will take you through some f**ker's front room if they could get away with it. So there was the occasional farm track and log pile but overall ...
... head in gear, we've got to be off the boat in 15 minutes."
Last thing we wanted was to be last off the boat and get turned over by French customs.
Two of the world's quickest showers later we're down on Deck 6, we're not last, thank f**k.
We pick a pretty French customs girl, Wilbur flashes a smile, passports shown and we're away.
It was grey and miserable, they'd obviously had some overnight rain and the roads were wet but strangely enough it was still quite ...
... around the lunch areas. We all had time eat a meal at a restaurant whilst watching the tide ease lower. We saw the castle and Abbey illuminate as the grey sky turned to blue.
From Le Mont Saint Michel we drove to St Malo and checked in at the Ibis hotel on the edge of the beautiful coast. Again, blue skies and sunshine welcomed us to our new destination.
We went for a short beach walk before a quick rest, change, and out for a ...
DAY SIX - THURSDAY Today, we have finally rested for the night at Le Grouin du Sud, just north of Avranches. First we stopped at Carolles Plage, where we got fresh water. We didn't really fancy staying there and paying 8€ for the privilege! We did fork out 3€ for 10 mins of water. It never takes 10 minutes to fill our tank as it's never completely empty. Lunched there and then set off to find a Super U for fuel and gas. Found that and did yet ...