Today was our first rainy day, quite a relief for my poor sunburnt lips! We shared breakfast with Martine from Belgium this morning, she is walking the entire coast of Brittany aiming to get to Mont St Michel for her 60th birthday in September! She recommended a couple of nice spots to check out so off we set to Guilvinec where we visited the market place. It's a wee fishing port so there were several fish stalls with all sorts of different fish that we don't recognise.
Then we carried on to Benodet for coffee and to buy some pastries and a couple of filled rolls for lunch. We stopped and looked at the beach, which would have been nice if the tide had been in and it was sunny. So our swim wear stayed in the car as it was quite cool!
By then it was time to go in search of our spot to watch the bike race. Dave had selected a spot near the top of a hill climb at the end of a very small country road. The GPS took us on a merry tour along tiny little roads, until we emerged at almost where Dave wanted. The roads here are incredible, like a spiders web. There doesn't seem to be anything like a no-exit road, they all seem to join up to another road somewhere. Very easy to get confused about where you are and where you've been.
Being on a slope today we had a much better vantage point, the riders were going at a much more modest pace and we could hear them chattering away to each other, see the video to see how close they are to the side of the road, also check out my awesome flag waving abilities!
Once the cyclists had gone past we wandered slowly back to the car, stopping on the way to chat to the curious about our flag and where we were from and how I speak french. We then took our time getting onto the road as we wanted to follow the race route to the next village Coray, so that we could find somewhere to watch the rest of the race on TV. We succeeded in our mission and ended up in a 'Sports Restaurant' were we ate mussels and chips & sausage and chips washed down with a shandy (for Jacqui the driver) and a glass of red wine for Dave. The lovely woman that served us put us in the table right in front of the television and made sure that we were well looked after! Perfect!
On the way back to our B&B we took the scenic route and once again by accident managed to find ourselves in a lovely wee village, Locronan, allegedly one of the most beautiful villages in all of France! So another photo opportunity...
...we carried on around the coast stopping at the port of Duoarnanez and then on to our B&B after stopping for Crepes for dinner washed down with cider and red wine....nice! From here on we have no bookings for accommodation so Dave is freaking a bit...next job tonight find somewhere to calm his nerves!