Hotel de la Mer
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... to arrive at Saint Marlo.
Saint Malo is a walled port city of Brittany on the English Channel. It was in the past notorious for piracy which meant that it enjoyed prosperity. The abundance of beautiful old stone houses lining the foreshore and other parts of the city are testament to its glorious past. The city has in its history suffered some setbacks when for the first time the city burnt down in 1661. It Also suffered heavy damage in ...