4 November 2017

Last day

We left Rochefort at the usual just before 8 am deadline and were well up into the Vendée by breakfast.  The marshes were lovely as always and I spotted a family of coypus chomping on their grassy breakfast on the banks of one of the canals. But later it was foggy and treacherous. Someone had spilled diesel on the road and we were skidding a bit on roundabouts in the damp! Good coffee in Ste Gemme restored the nerves. Not a terribly interesting drive- relentlessly up via Nantes and into Brittany proper along the seemingly endless D137. It was busy and we were glad to be going north, not south. Look at this tailback outside Rennes!

It started to rain. Our first for over a month. Fortunately by the time we pulled up on the clifftop outside St Brieuc, it had stopped.

Stunning views over the bay with mussel beds and islands at low tide.

 We’d bought sandwiches and some Lait Ribot (Tom Archer take note!) and ate them as we watched a group of walkers on the sand, miles out, hoping they’d make it back before the tide!

Arrived in Roscoff about 4 and settled into Ibis Ibis. A bargain at 47 euros.

For some reason we have a room with two shower rooms and two single and one double bed. Luxury! Overlooking the church and backing right onto the water in a lovely old building. The fancy hotel down the road can’t be any better placed despite its outrageously expensive restaurant. Cheapest menu there is 48 euros. The only downside seems to be the family of elephants above us! A table for two is booked at Surcouf across the way for 7 pm.
Up betimes tomorrow for the last boat out this month. À bientôt!