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13 Sep 2006

Summer Holiday '06

Day 03

Today was a walking day, so we walked along the river Goyen to Pont-Croix a pretty fortified mediaeval town an hours walk from Audierne. It was a gloriously sunny day and an interesting walk along the river bank.

Day 04

A bit of a damp start so we didn't get out of the tent until lunch time. After lunch it picked up and we went for a bike ride to see the famous "Réserve Naturelle du Goulien Cap Sizun". The sea bird sanctuary is on a pretty piece of coast and is protected from development. Other than one or two seagulls we saw mostly pigeons and jackdaws. August evidently isn't the season for seabirds.

On the bike ride back we passed some impressive wind-turbines before entering appropriately named the village of Quatre Vents (Four Winds).

Day 05

We cycled to the coastal town of Douarnenez home of French sardine fishing and the Breton Kouign amann cake. It was a bit of a dull start to the day but warmed up after lunch. The port is the home of the excellent Port musée de Douarnenez, a fantastic boat museum - really well worth a visit. An unusable web site though so I've not bothered linking to it.


Summer Holiday '06

Day 01 (cont')

We went south from Audierne to have a look at a restored barrow and a small fishing harbour and beach. We found a large lizard in a bush growing on a sand dune.

Day 02

We biked to France's Lands End "Pointe du Raz" on Cap-Sizun. A gloriously sunny day and well worth the bike ride and the walk round the point. On the way back we stopped off in a local buicuiterie and got some Breton Palet biscuits.