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... hour, then back down to earth and down to base camp.
I took a few photos and found Darius a tin of caramels, as requested.
Later in the evening Jonathan dashed over the bridge to the patisserie for a baguette to go with the remainder of our chicken and salad for dinner, and a slice if flan for afters. It has rained steadily all evening.
It had clouded over when we struck out up the hill. We read a few menus and then found a creperie which did just that, crepes - there are a lot of "creperies" here that seem to have very few crepes and a lot of frites and haches (chips and hamburgers) perhaps for the tourists from across the channel. We sat outside under the awning ...
... or theatrical garden rooms in the baroque style of the sixteenth century, including a fernery, a sensory chamber, an outdoor theatre, a maze, a temple of Diana and many other delights". It wasn't large, but very cleverly laid out to appear much larger, with hedges dividing areas with 'windows' into other areas and out over picturesque surrounding fields of corn and wheat across the Couesnon valley (this is the river whose estuary surrounds ...
... we've had in Brittany and then proceeded to walk to the old town. The guide books had led us to believe that there were very few half timbered houses left following the major fire of 1720 but were we very pleasantly surprised at what we saw whilst wandering around.
This town is just something.
... shops, descending again to the port via the patisserie over the bridge again for a croissant for petit dejeuner deciemme (second breakfast). Now it's deciding what to do next - we were going to explore Dinan today, but the forecast is 30 degrees, so we may head for the coast and some gardens and walks there where we can cool off with a paddle afterwards. ...
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