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Travel Blogs from Lorient
... around F5-6 straight on the nose. After a short passage we anchored and stuck the weather out. We've been fortunate all along so one or two days of bad weather is not worth complaining about.
The following day we went up the river d'Auray picked up a mooring and then proceeded by dinghy to Auray. Such a lovely little town. Being a Sunday there was nothing open except restaurants but that didn't matter.
... instantly of diners! They take lunchtime seriously.
We then walked to the city walls and admired the gardens below, and continued on in search of the port. Which turned out to be a narrow marina in a hot open square between tall terraces. Too hot - time to move on. We returned back into the walled part of town - a large preserved section of half timbered buildings, all tourist shops and restaurants and very busy, and ...
We left mid afternoon and headed towards another island, Ile d'Houat. The anchorage we chose was on quite crowded. We had a good internet signal so checked the weather. The wind was forecast to change direction sooner than our earlier forecast so we picked up the anchor and proceeded to the other side, like many others.
We spent the evening watching others come to this spot and last count before retiring we saw 40 boats, including a dutch barge at anchor. ...
Carnac is a small village in Brittany, home to over 3000 megalithic stones. They're not big like Stnehenge, actually about waist height. They date back to a time between 5000 and 3500 BC and covers around five or six areas throughout the village. At least a couple of the sites are called alignments because for some unknown reason, the stones are laid out in perfect straight lines. Who knows the reason for this? We certainly ...
Today we traveled to Carnac, on the South Coast of Brittany, another pretty village. This town lies in the centre of the world's greatest concentration of megalithic sites. The region is full of neolithic menhirs, dolmens, cromlechs, tumuli and cairns (AKA standing stones!). The heaviest weighs 300 tonnes and they date back to at least 5000 years BC - which makes them ...
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