Manoir des Portes
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... and barriers so that on the outgoing tides the estuary gets flushed and cuts channels each side of the mountain. The marshes surrounding the estuary are grazed by sheep owned by one farmer who discovered that his sheepmeat had a different flavour produced by the marsh grasses and the meat was much sought after. So he leases all the marshes off the government!
This coastline and area produces enormous tidal variations, up to 15 m in some bays and tides
... 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 ...
Woke up at 6am to 'Two & half men' repeating opening titles "Men,men,men,men,menly men men men, ooohhh", laptop had been left on.
Went back to bed.
Next thing.....'Bing bong, ladies & gentlemen the boat will be docking in 15 minutes, please make your way to your vehicles'. But it's only 7am. The ticket says 8.15am.
Thanks Brittany Ferries, they don't say you board in English time but get off in French time who are an hour in front.
"Will, Will, wake up, ...
Had to drop off the hire car this morning and walked into town from the Avis depot, about 2 klms we walked around for a couple of hours in the old town and then Cheryl organised to get her nails done again !
We walked for about five ...
... Coast whose history is as ancient as it is flamboyant, was a town of privateers, traders and great men, including Jacques Cartier, discoverer and explorer of Canada, Robert Surcouf, privateer (legal pirate) and Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, writer and diplomat. St Malo is also known for its tides. The bay of St Malo has the highest tidal range in Europe in spring and autumn, and the coastline can be subjected to huge seas and storms. ...