We are coming close to the end of our break now. I was due to do a small photography job on the Somme battlefields tomorrow, but I moved that forward to today, and so we set off about 9am for Albert, via Amiens. The work basically involved photographing sites associated with the first use of… Continue reading On the Somme
We were woken this morning by the sound of quacking ducks, very loud quacking ducks, who clearly have no idea what time civilised ducks wake up. It did mean however that we caught the morning sunshine and even after a relatively relaxed start were still all packed up and ready to go before 9am. With… Continue reading Following the sunshine…
Two days to report on here: one busy, and one rather lazy! On Tuesday morning we left our seaside aire bright and early – this time not because there was an early turfing out hour, but because we had a timed ticket to visit the submarine base at Lorient. The base has been used by… Continue reading Underwater and by the water
At 7am this morning it looked like yesterday’s rain was still very much with us so naturally I sent Simon off to get morning croissant! We weren’t really sure where to go on a wet Monday but I remember reading about a market in the nearby town of Auray so we decided to brave the… Continue reading What a difference a day makes….
In the end, we left not long after the 8am “curfew”…needless to say, the vast majority of vans were still happily parked up with every indication of ongoing sleepiness. In fairness, we didn’t in the end make any rush to get away; we just woke early, made a trip to the boulangerie for breakfast, and… Continue reading Sightseeing and swimming
Yesterday evening’s sea air on the cliffs at sunset clearly did us both a power of good, as we slept like logs and woke just before 8am. We made a fairly slow start, not least as we needed to fill up with water from possibly the most complex water point we have yet encountered! We… Continue reading From the cliffs to Concarneau
After another good nights sleep we headed off after breakfast to explore the local towns and villages. Happily in the course of our travels we also came across a Friday morning market and bought some lovely multi-grain baguette and local goats cheese. When asked, I opted for young and fresh rather than “advanced”! Many of… Continue reading Crosses, crepes and coast