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Travel Blogs from Saint-Brieuc
... on one side next to what had been the great hall, and what had been residences against two other walls were long gone. In gaps where stonework had crumbled were metal walkways, and as always the views from the top down into the ruin and away across the countryside were lovely.
In the best preserved tower was an exhibition on the art of the table. I hadn't understood the girl at the desk, not sure what a ...
... and red hot pokers, there were wild bits of meadow grass at the base of the tower, a vegetable garden, a parterre seen only from the tower, hedges of lavender, it was just all perfect.
We finally tore ourselves away and climbed back up a steep path to the car park and realised it was already nearly 5pm and we still had to get to our final destination. We ate our cakes in heart car park with a cold drink, and turned south. ...
... next destination, getting lunch on the he way (we don't want to miss the magic lunch window and starve all afternoon, and not sure what will be open, given its Sunday). Doing a lap of town after leaving the car park we realise that church is over and all those cars down those narrow lanes are beginning to reverse out, as there is no other way to exit! Jonathan quickly ducks around a corner and we escape.
And that was Moncontour.
... woman came striding past me and dived in so I followed suit! Invigorating - it was so clear, and so calm, and this island with walled chateau looming above me on its rock, and the sun warm on my face, and tingly skin from the cold water, I could have laughed out loud. I couldn't even wave to Jonathan, he'd disappeared from up on the bank! So I swam about until a man said something to me that I couldn't understand, naturally, as he was speaking French but ...
... as the kindergarteners were all catching crabs at the top of the harbour we decided to walk to the end of the jetty to wait for the boat. As we walked we commented on how far it seemed, and realised that since we'd arrived, the tide had gone out by another few metres in depth, and about another few hundred metres of jetty. The path now wound down around the rocks and around the corner out of sight from the harbour. The jetty we'd disembarked at ...
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