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Travel Blogs from Lannion
... catch an earlier train but we ended up being stranded as the next train to Morlaix would not be for another couple of hours. So we found a nice bar and waited out our time watching the mens final of the French Open.
When we got back to Morlaix enjoyed a wonderful seafood dinner at a family run business.
... ly blowing so there was a lot of yawing.
Mid afternoon just before HW we set off for our next destination. Got a bit of a sail in which was nice.
We anchored not far from the entrance to river leading to Morlaix.
In the morning we took the dinghy to the mainland opposite where we were anchored and saw the Cairn de Barnenez (ancient burial chambers) quite amazing. We then proceeded to Morlaix for the HW lock in.
The river to Morlaix is ...
... mooring (as the wind was pretty strong and there is a strong tide either direction).
After settling in we wandered around the town which is very pretty indeed. We managed to get to the market by the harbour just before closing and got some provisions (although we did manage to get ripped off by paying in excess of 10Euro for two chicken marylands - which is a bit steep in our opinion - so ...
... it looked as if we may go backwards it was so strong. But that was only for a short while.
We anchored in one of the bays on the island and then headed off in our dinghy to explore the island. Very pretty - there are no cars on the island (however there are numerous tractors. There was a great view of the island from St Michel chapel - the more impressive as the tide was out.
... and even managed to find the village of Ryes which my Grandad liberated. We went to the American memorial at Omaha beach - a very moving & humbling experience. We've spent many evenings with good food, wine, long chats with Lin & Geoff & had a movie night on sat with popcorn ( the French just don't do butterkist!) It's made such a nice change to spend our evenings chilling & enjoying sitting around with good food & conversation (usually over an open ...