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We called in here mainly to watch the daily catch of fish arrive. It's quite an event and the local council has built a viewing platform for the sole (sorry) purpose. Around 4.30 every afternoon, a couple of hundred people stand on the platform to see the flotilla of fishing boats arrive ...
We had a pretty nice sail to Concarneau not a long passage from Loctudy.
We've decided to exercise our chill days here.
There's not much to the town other than the old town within fortified walls, but it is atmospheric.
We basically wandered around and visited the Museum of fishing which was, believe it or not, very good.
... pleasant i.e. not dry, so we turned around and went back to the boat. We had read in some, but not all, guides that we could get the boat just before the town, so we tried. We ran aground a couple of times and definitely created a new channel ploughing through (scrapping off the anti-fouling on the keel) until we finally gave up and dropped the hook mid channel.
We took the dinghy up river, passing a coaster, which suggested shipping. Gen didn't feel ...
... following the tram line. It was Sunday, so none of the shops were open. We ended up back at the market and bought some bread, tomatoes and avocado of lunch. In the late afternoon, we wandered around and found a little bar to have a drink at. We sat in the sun, enjoying a couple of beers and a delicious cheese platter with Rochford, Camembert and goats ...
... set menus and he went through and explained everything in both of them to us. I ordered from the cheaper menu which had a mixture of seafood and meat. My entree was amazing! It was a goats cheese mouse with salad and a piece of fish. For main I had the duck and beef, but they were both over cooked. For desert I had creme brulee - delicious, but I'd had so much food I couldn't finish it. Jillian ordered for the seafood ...
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