BEST WESTERN Hotel Alexandra, Saint-Malo
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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 ...
DAY SIX - THURSDAY Today, we have finally rested for the night at Le Grouin du Sud, just north of Avranches. First we stopped at Carolles Plage, where we got fresh water. We didn't really fancy staying there and paying 8€ for the privilege! We did fork out 3€ for 10 mins of water. It never takes 10 minutes to fill our tank as it's never completely empty. Lunched there and then set off to find a Super U for fuel and gas. Found that and did yet ...
... St-Sauveur, walked around at random and came out by the restaurant Les Chiens du Gruet, just inside the wall, and went out and looked over the swimming pool. Here we saw Phil Hoffmann and had a quick chat before moving on, back into the city, seeing the grand Post Office building in the Place des Frères Lamennais before going down to the Catédral St-Vincent for a look inside. Then we continued around the Palais de Justice, past the war ...