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... and barriers so that on the outgoing tides the estuary gets flushed and cuts channels each side of the mountain. The marshes surrounding the estuary are grazed by sheep owned by one farmer who discovered that his sheepmeat had a different flavour produced by the marsh grasses and the meat was much sought after. So he leases all the marshes off the government!
This coastline and area produces enormous tidal variations, up to 15 m in some bays and tides
... 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 ...
... I have Mike between me and the ground should I find myself rolling off the bed. You may be asking yourselves why didn't we do the same as the Frenchman- well, Mike was asleep and by the time he woke it was too dark to do it safely, especially as there is a 6" drop off the edge of the Tarmac. Incidentally, you know we Brits have a tendency to refer to the French as 'Frogs', well Mr Frenchie has a little green frog decal on the back of his very nice Bavaria ...
... architecture. You wonder how they ever built such magnificent monuments without the tools available today, especially in such a rocky and challenging position. Although the the island has had strategic fortifications since ancient times it was not until the C8th that the monastery was built and was gradually added to over the centuries. It is amazing that the overall design and layout of the island with its winding cobblestone alleys and paths between ...