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02 Sep 2013

Summer Holiday 2013 (Days 09/10)

Today we took a day of cycling and had a day with the family. In the morning we went into town, looked round the market and did shopping things. Once that was done we went to to the village of La Gacilly where there is an annual outdoor photo exhibition. This year is their tenth anniversary so it was extra special, with loads of extra pictures and events.

The exhibition was pretty impressive - some of the pictures were absolutely stunning and more will appear on Picasaweb once I've processed them. The village is pretty enough to start with but with giant photos everywhere it is even better!

After looking round the village we went for lunch in a very busy restaurant - they were turning people away it was so busy. The food looked a bit fancy on the menu but was very good and we enjoyed it.

After lunch we went into the shop of Benjamin Rousset who makes decorative things from old cutlery. There was all sorts of things in his shop from clocks, lamp shades to candle stick holders and fashion jewellry. We got my better half a nice bracelet made form two old spoons!

After returning to our B&B we had a walk from it down to the river and picked some blackberries from the very resplendent brambles growing in the hedge in the lane to the B&B.

After another night in a real bed we had short stage today. We went into Redon for the morning market and lunch, then left our family as we cycled along the canal to Guenrouet where we were staying at another gite d'etapes.

The canal is quite different here, it's flowing across flat mash as opposed to cutting though granite hills. The problem here wasn't cutting the rock, rather containing the river level as it soaks out evenly into the marshes.