Hotel Escale Oceania Lorient
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed
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Belle-Isle or Belle Ile. This is my destination for the day. I grab breakfast downstairs which includes cereal with orange juice, my fav. Then I'm off. With only my camera and scarf. Takes about an hour to make it to Quiberon. I find parking next to the casino and then walk to the ferry terminal. A few other people are also buying tickets. I attempt to purchase mine. The ticket lady only speaks French and is not in a good mood when I step up. Luckily I look behind me for some aid ...
... to use debit. Finally it started pumping, but of course didn't fill the tank. Went inside to grab something, maybe to eat, but only got water. Then it started hailing. I stayed under the safety of the gas station roof until it let up. Brrrrrr. It's cold. Forgot to mention all the tolls I had to pay, like 5, 6 euros a piece. WTF, I've never seen such a thing. How'd I end up on a toll road? Continued to drive most of the day only stopping to take a whiz once/eat an apple and then ...
I've really enjoyed watching French television during my trip, especially the channel Arte. Today, a program on one of my earliest passions, paleoanthropology, featuring none other than Richard Leakey. My Mom was kind enough to drive me to hear him lecture in Buffalo, NY when I was ...
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 ...
... in WW II when they occupied France. They are still there, and I am presuming that their present role is to as an anchorage for large yachts.
The Germans had occupied all the countries on the Atlantic, English Channel and North Sea of Europe and constructed defences in strategic sites along that long coast line. One can still see the gun emplacements on the cliffs of Brittany, Bordeaux and Normandy. It is still frightening to see and think ...