Tuesday, 9 October 2012

10 Days away in France

11th September  and we are on our way to France to spend a holiday in south brittany with our friends Pam and Cliff

We were on the 8.30pm ferry Portsmouth to St malo  arriving 8.30am on Wednesday 12th. We  were soon on our way down to  a little village  called Quil

The weather was bright and sunny and we soon arrived at our friends Sally & Phill’s cottage


The cottage outside

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The swimming pool

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The grounds


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the dining room

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The kitchen

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the lounge

during the next days  we toured around the south of  brittany

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The lock cottage in the village

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The market place questembert

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Rochefort  en terre


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Rochefort en terre


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La Boule the people collecting cockles on the beach

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La Boule Beach

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La Roche Bernard and Bernard standing by the bridge

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Views from the bridge

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Josselin  the Chatteau

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Josselin  town hall

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The church Josselin

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Ploermel and the world clock

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The Church Ploermel

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Bern been in for a quick confessional

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all to soon it  came to an end and it was time to pack our bags and head up to St  Malo where

we had booked a room for the night ready for our crossing to Portsmouth the next day.

We were up bright and early and headed to the supermarket to get a fresh French stick and a bottle of wine

for our picnic on board the ferry for our 6 hour crossing. We headed to the port and  got into the lines at the

terminal when this lady came about giving out leaflets saying Brittany Ferries was on strike.

What a blow!! we went back to the cottage to decide what we could do with the aid of the internet. and decided the only

way was to drive to Calais which  was 400 miles away so next morning wee set off on this mammoth drive with flasks and food

for the journey we arrived for the 5.15pm P & O ferry  and  away we went  saving the hour difference we were going to carry

on until dark then find a premier inn for the night  BUT we seemed to have passed the fatigue  area  and carried on arriving home just after Midnight

But a great holiday was had b y all of us.


to   soon it came to an end and it was time to pack our  bags and head to the formula I  we had booked in St |Malo for night

ready for our morning crossing to Portsmouth.