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September 18th 2010
Published: September 18th 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

... apologies for extra delay, have had some technical difficulties....

It’s been a few days since our last instalment and we’ve been busy! Took a driving tour as set out in a travel book on Tuesday... learnt a lot about the author - he’s easily impressed! You call that a gorge?! Good practice for the driving and navigating skills nonetheless. Yesterday (Wednesday) was very wet so we put off our plans until the afternoon when we took a short drive to St Marcel to our south and the Museum of the Resistance in Brittany - it is located on the site of a battle that was undertaken to divert German attention from the D-Day landings. It’s amazing to think of what went on around in WWII. Apparently the local Resistance used the other house on property here as a meeting house.

Today (Thursday) we went north to St Malo (see pic 1) with its beautiful ramparts and beaches. We then went on the Dinard - the ‘Nice of the North’ - for lunch and found the beach where Hitchcock filmed some of the beach scenes for ‘The Bird’ (the seagulls were big and menacing!). We had a lovely lunch at Le Balneum -- St Jacques scallops, tarte tartin, crème brulee etc. On our way back to B&R’s we dropped by Dinan (see pic 2) which is full of typical Bretone half-timber houses.

We’ll spend the next couple of days close to ‘home’ as we prepare to leave our base here and head north for Normandy, the Somme and Flanders.


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