Hotel Stars Rennes
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... reclining in oh so comfortable deckchairs under shady trees.
We had a cold drink (cider for me, pressed and bottled and fermented on the farm from apples grown in the pays de la baie du Mont St Michel, water for the driver) and a coffee to follow to keep us awake, warm in a gorgeous shady little courtyard at the back of the chateau - actually I can never tell which is the front and which is the back, one side is the entrance and faces ...
... 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.
... by thick hedges. There are even some red poppies, a field of sunflowers just beginning to bloom, ripening wheat, dairy cows and donkeys. It all flies by and we arrive in Rennes.
Collecting the car is the usual procedure, the girl who speaks "just a little English" certainly has enough to get us by. We collect our little VW Polo, stow our bags and Jonathan settles in to the left hand drivers' seat and we are away.
Why it always happens I don't ...
... for the down stream part.
JUst have to mention all the eclusiers (lock keepers to you and I) especially Guy and Karen who were helpful beyond the call of duty.
STill blogging on my tablet so cant yet publish all the pictures but I promise I will do soon. BIg thankyou to Dominic Loughborough who is a bit of an expert in this area, I will try not to call you too often ...
... don't want to use the portaloo, which you may have noticed we usually tow behind in the dinghy. Why tow the dinghy? Not sure! But it came with the boat and is in good condition, not sure it will be after a few hundread locks sorry ecluses, it also reminds me that I have over 3 metres of mast sticking out the back of the boat.