Hotel Restaurant De La Porte Saint-Pierre
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... at speeds so great that it is dangerous to be caught out on the flats on an incoming tide.
Huge amounts have been invested at Mont St Michel on parking and people moving infrastructure; the shuttle buses with driver position at each end are free( paid for by parking fees). The bus terminus is on a causeway and the buses do not need to turn, rather efficient!
Unfortunately, we did not discover that there is an excellent information centre near the car ...
... 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 ...
... hereabouts. Tonight, we can see the Mont lit up with the town lights and it's floodlights although Mike says we are not seeing it's best side from here. The only downside is that we are on a sideways slope and being on the public road we're not supposed to use our ramps. The French guy in front (there are only the two vans here) craftily waited until there was only the two of us before putting his on ramps. Trust a Frenchman to buck the ...
... out the front. "We are a cafe, of course you can have a beer...". Stupefied, I took my eyebrows from my nose and ordered this time with conviction "a hoegarden, si vous plais". And he flittered away, like a bag full of ferrets working in perfect harmony. Drinks drunk, bill bailed and no working wifi later, we continued our walk around the old walls. It was perhaps 4pm on the wall and the sun was playing behind small dense clouds, just so that ...