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... I fear one owes the french an apology for whilst it isn't as Anglocised as the Costa del Sol, the evidence of "Fish & Chips" advertised and the dominant placing of Donahue's Irish pub tends to indicate that their presence has had some impact.
We sat on the wharf in the sun for Cafe and pastries, just as well we're walking bloody miles, or we'd be the size of a bus!
We arrived late after a big day of travel. A pretty town rising on both sides from a river with foot and road bridges every 50 meters.
After our delicious lunch we ate light in an upstairs Creperie run by a Mother and son. Just the job, a carafe of wine and a savory and sweet crepe each.
As we were walking about 100 or so runners with head lamps passed us, off on some nighttime endurance run I suspect. Completely mad!
We headed west about an hour on from Josselin to the coast to visit one of the villages Brittany is famous for. Concarneau is notable for its walled defenses, capable of housing what in those days would have been the entire population of the ...
... ended in the port. This city was mostly destroyed by allied bombing raids in WW II, and the rebuilding is more modern than the surrounding towns. The port was significant in the mid 20th century and continues to be today. There are many large cranes along the sea walls.
As usual Steven and I found some good comfort food at the les Quatre Vents - The Four Winds. We had a lunch of sautéed pork with two mustard sauces ...
... sites, and they supposedly are older than Stonehenge. Driving into town we passed some of the strange upright stones along the side of the road. There are over 3000 of the stones – some in large groups formed in lines (or alignments) and other more random out of their own somewhere. With so many of them spread across quite a large distance, we decided to hire bikes, and we spent the day riding through the different alignments, up to remote dolmens scattered through ...