Ibis Laval Le Relais d'Armor
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Monday 09.05.2011 – happy birthday to Greg's baby sister Cathy BATEUP who lives in Canberra. The big five O (50) today. We sent her an SMS wishing her the best.
We rode north to the city of Laval and it was pretty ordinary scenery wise. Even though we avoided the Autoroute and stuck to country roads, is was rather unremarkable. …
... harbour with both commercial shipping a many recreational boats and yachts. The old city was severely damaged by bombing during the war but has been restored in the original style. The highlight for us was the old fort on the beach and others we could see on the nearby islands. It has been a strategic location for centuries and in the past was notorious for piracy in the surrounding waters. The area is very tidal with tides averaging 26 ft compared to the normal 2 feet in ...
... ring a number to get the code to let us in. The hotel was in a beautiful setting on the river Mayenne, so we walked along the riverbank to a restaurant which proved to be more expensive than planned.
I made another ordering mistake, getting a plate of veal kidneys, when I was expecting a serving of veal.
Still, we dined well here and had an early(ish) night. Tomorrow was to be the hardest day of all and we needed all the rest we could ...
Today we started our 4 day trip to Le Mans and back.
We got started at 11am local time having disembarked from the Jersey to St.Malo ferry.
We had lunch in Pontorson and one or two coffee breaks along the way.
We got to Ernee and out hotel at around 7pm French time, exhausted. About 75 miles covered today.
The hotel had messed up our room booking but they managed to put us all in one room. We went out to try and buy some food ...
... the photos are not the best.
Back to Nelly's about 6pm to help prepare dinner - moules and frites ie mussels and chips. Col helped with the chips as the mussels recipe is a secret. When the meal began we had mini quiches as the 'aperitif', then a selection of cold seafood including prawns, sea snails and crab claws. Then the mussels and chips, followed by a cheese platter and salad and then lemon meringue pie and ice-cream! Nelly had ...
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