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... most impressive; such a weight of stone atop a small mountain in an estuary.
There was a cruel machine in the shape of a winch which pulled a sled up the slopes to the abbey. The winch power was supplied by a wheel , much the same as the wheel we see mice running inside, only 3 or 4 metres in diameter. Perhaps after confession the monks got to work/walk inside the wheel in lieu of 3 Hail Marys.
The French Government is restoring the estuary with man ...
... 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 ...
... cowardly and you'd probably be right! We continued on to where we are now. More narrow roads but we arrived safe and sound. This is simply parking spaces at the side of the road with two linear spaces suitable for motorhomes but we have a lovely view across the bay to Mont St Michel. There is a viewing point and a walk alongside the edge of the bay. I wasn't sure if the tide was coming in or going out so we didn't want to go too far, we know things can ...
... we found plenty of old bunkers and barricades, we made our way up to the War Memorial and cemetery. We were both quite surprised at how beautiful the area was, but I guess 70 years on after the completion of the war the land has had a lot of time to recover. We took some time to wander through the information centre which gave us a bit of detailed history about the events leading up to WW2 and about the war itself, focusing on the campaigns and battles in the area. After we had ...