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Deeper into Brittany

After visiting the beaches of Douarnanez this morning (in sunshine!), we headed further into Brittany, tracking up the coast via small roads and villages towards Brest.

Today we found several arched bridges in several small villages, the first was Chateaulin and we were impressed, but later came across the town of Morlaix which has a magnificent bridge!

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Morlaix was on a river that clearly connected to the sea as it had hundreds of very impressive yachts moored there, also note in the foreground of the following photo the floating house for ducks!

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We're getting pretty adept at finding our spots to watch the tour from, but probably the most impressive part of the whole thing is how quickly the traffic gets flowing again after the race has passed. Within 5-15 minutes (depending on the gendarme in charge of the area) traffic is flowing on the race route and it all clears really fast.

We watching the tour today at a small village called Gurunhuel. They'd made a great effort to impress and had Breton musicians playing their version of bagpipes on the main intersection that the race passed through.
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Dave was chief flag waver today, while I managed to climb up a bank and take photo's from on high
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After leaving Gurunhuel, we tried to outrace the cyclists to a spot further down the road, but they were too fast, so we ended up watching the finish of the race on the TV in the kitchen door of a random bar we found in the tiny little village of Yffiniac!We felt quite privileged when 10 minutes later the patrons of the bar told a German cyclist that there was no TV in the place! The woman that lived there ended up doing her best to help us find a B&B that we wanted to stay at. We ended up driving 25km only to find that no-one answered the door, we hadn't booked but I had looked on the internet and they had some rooms booked for the night so it was all a bit confusing!

So we drove around randomly from village to village and stumbled upon a lovely little place in Langourla, run by two lovely men from England - all very tasteful! 10Euro's more expensive than we try to pay, but by that stage I would have paid that much just to use their toilet!

We're hoping to go to the most famous Mont St-Michel tomorrow.

Posted by Kanumera 13:07

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