Posted: 10/09/2017 at 18:56
Evening all. Been on the road all day. Left at 10am and 23C. I hour later and further north already down to 18C and lots of clouds looming. Suggested we turn round and go home. No, want to get back to college. Did a wee detour thru the centre of Rennes which we now know not to bother with again and then did another detour via St Malo which she loves. It is very, very picturesque with sea walls and turrets and harbours and gorgeous buildings and has a lovely atmosphere with lots of shops and restaurants open and full of people out for Sunday strolls and lunch.
Finally left there for a drive along the coast to Mont-St-Michel and stopped for sea views for our picnic - smoked chicken and salad and fresh baguette. Lovely views of bits of bay and island as we drove and then M-S-M itself. Lost nearly an hour queuing at the barrier which requires a key code which our hotel omitted to give us - and, clearly, all the people in front had the same problem - but finally got someone to answer the phone and let us in. Since then we have been across the causeway and visited some of the Mont and it is beautiful but it is now cold and windy and wet. Possum suggested we head home for some warm and sun!
It's beautiful but would be even better with the tide in and surrounded by water rather than murky mud flats. We'll try again in the morning but it seems there are no tides at all tomorrow. The board has none listed till Tuesday.......
Pat - we once had a car land wrong way up in our paddock after skidding on an ice patch at speed and taking out the fence. Disconcerting to say the least but, thankfully, no major injuries.
FG and Liri - well done with the painting. Hoping it rains enough when I get back for me to do some more.
Hosta and anyone else with too much rain - hope you get some dry days soon.
Dinner now. Then bed and an early start tomorrow. Have a great evening everyone.