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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 ...
... 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 ...
Left Bordeaux 12am 9/6 day at sea. Arrive St Malo France 8am 11/6 we are tendered off here not sure about this and we have a day doing our own thing again. St Malo was first settled in the 8th century and 1st church built in 10th century. St Malo-We walked around the wall built around the medieval city with its cobbled stoned streets with views of the Mont Saint Monastery set high on an ...