The first day on the bikes! The route followed the coast for the first two thirds of the way. Initially there was a series of sandy bays, but when we got into the bay of Mont St Michel, the shoreline became very marshy. There was a heavy mist over the sea, which made the offshore views very other-worldly. We didn't catch sight of the Mont all day.
This is area where huge numbers of oysters are harvested. Closer to shore, special salt-resistant sheep are raised. (Seriously!)
Once we turned inland, we were riding through rolling on small roads through rolling farm country. It was so reminiscent of the southern English countryside.
Pontorson is a small but wealthy town. Our hotel has a creperie on the ground floor, so we ate Breton crepes (in Normandy) for dinner.