Le Domaine du Val
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Well it was a shame to have to leave our lovely campsite at Pontorson but we needed to hit the road. We headed about 45 mins west to the ancient walled city of St Malo where we were going to stay on an 'aire'. Aires are places where motorhomes are allowed to stop over for a night at very little cost (sometimes free) and can range from a supermarket car park to a basic campsite. I had yet to win Paul over on the merits ...
Leaving Dinan in a rain storm we took the relatively short drive to Mont St Michele, the abbey on the Island joined to the coast via a causeway.
Clearly a popular tourist destination in the summer, the car parking covered acres of land as we approached, something more akin to an airport. All were empty.
As we came to the coast road we saw the Mount rising from the sea through the wall of water that was falling from the sky between us and our intended ...
... the improbably steep lane, little studios either side provided windows into the workings of painters, sculptures, and jewelry makers.
The Hotel was worth noting too. A modern renovation within a historic building run by a terribly efficient and frenetic English woman.
We enjoyed a delicious meal in a restaurant down by the river, which necessitated another trip down the improbably steep lane and of course back again. No risk of input exceeding output today!
Despite yesterday's forecast we awoke to high winds and after breakfast and showers for everyone except Frances it started to drizzle, then rain hard. So we lingered in the office whilst Pat made small talk with owner. In a break in the weather we set off for Cancale to have one last seafood lunch. We got there just in time to shelter in a bar for coffee. We took our ...
... shopping trip and stroll around the town of Geraudot we returned to the site and walked down to the lake. We started a short walk with an ice cream each and then returned to the bar for a reward of a beer. By this time it had started to cloud over so we went back and had a lovely barbecue sat outside enjoy the company of neighboring campers who by us we nearly all Brits. As we retired the pitter patter of rain drops signaled a wet ...