Friday, 17 August 2012

Concarneau to Roscoff

We spent the night at Concarneau and had a lovely fish meal in a restaurant in the walled town. Then we drove on to Benodet where it was a little cool and windy on the main beach.

so we strolled up the river to this sheltered beach.

Then on to Ploneour-Lanvern where we stayed with friends who had a Gite for the holidays. Lucky the owner was happy for us to camp out in Libby by the BBQ. Andrew, the chef, made some delicious mussels and Ellie the barmaid shook us up a delicious Goddaughter cocktail.

Then we left them to sober up and enjoy the rest of their holiday. We drove along the rugged coast to Landunvez and Portsall. This is the anchor from the Liberian oil tanker the Amoco Cadiz, which ran aground here in 1978. There was unfortunately a massive oil slick with devastating consequences for the wildlife.

It rained too! But we'd had 45 days of sunshine.

The next night we had planned to stay at Lilia, which along with Plouguerneau is our twin town, - twinned with St Germans.
where we had stayed previously, over looking the sea - is now a car park, with a barrier and so we had to drive further along the coast. We eventually stayed on a lovely Aire at Plouescat.

Our last night is always in Roscoff - after filling 2 trollies of delicious food and drink in the supermarket. Part of the tradition is also to walk down the road and see the wallabies in the park.

After a meal Chez Janie - we were off for the ferry and home. Though after 89 days, we still had not had enough and could easily have turned the van around and set off again.

Location:Orchard Close,St Germans,United Kingdom

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