Douarnenez is our next port of call in Brittany – literally, with it’s three historic ports. With the sun finally setting at 10:15pm, we park Bruce up in this street in a cosy carpark, 50m from the port.
The spectacular Crozon Peninsular looks out over the Atlantic and our drive to the summit of Menez-Hom provides windswept views over the seas, lakes, rivers . . . and a hang glider is enjoying it too!!
Bonjour mes amies! . . . . Leaving the apple orchard after a quiet restful evening we continue driving to the most westerly point in France called Finistere – which means “the end of the world”!! This remote rural landscape was the last refuge of the Druids from encroaching Christianity. Today the port of Roscoff with it’s ferries, has opened links to England and high speed TGV trains mean the region is only four hours from Paris.
The weather throws us a bit of everything (think Melbourne!?!) and so an afternoon inside visiting Océanopolis in Brest is in order.
It’s a pleasant surprise to wake to blue skies today after yesterday’s bad weather which confined us inside Bruce. Our sea view is much more appealing now. Our two hour walk around Roscoff began with petit dejeuner (breaky) at cafe Pierre’s overlooking the old harbour, whilst we devour our fresh bread and croissants.
Welcome to our 2019 “Aussie Bruce” blog where we shall explore Brittany in France for 3 weeks!
As you read this, our final travel blog for 2018, we will be tucked up in an A380 flying high . . . . above who knows where . . . on our way home to family and friends !!!
Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht Britannia was decommissioned in 1997 and is currently docked in Edinburgh as a great tourist attraction – you can hire the dining room for a function with a difference too!! Nothing has changed much since Mark was on board in 1976 – receiving his Duke of Edinburgh Award!!
Heading North East our overnight stop in York was short and the heavens opened up!! After purchasing two new brollies, we explored what we could in heavy rain and downpours!
After the cruise, Jan, our friend from Beuningen, kindly collected us from Nijmegen train station and we enjoyed lunch at home with Netty and Maaijke too.
Come and join us on the MS Allegro! Cruising with our lovely friends from Erp (The Netherlands) for 7 days has been relaxing and lots of fun.
Departing from Rotterdam on a sunny afternoon we begin our journey along canals with may locks, passing numerous cargo ships and industry on the banks, and visiting six towns along the way.