Majella’s musings

It’s about a week and a half since we left home, so I thought it was about time I jotted down some of my reflections on the adventure so far. Our time in Paris was wonderful. I had set a hectic timetable of activities to maximise the use of our three day Paris Passes and despite my developing a sore throat early in the visit, we were able to achieve all the goals I had set for us. The only thing we couldn’t do was visit the Paris sewers. That was really disappointing because Nick had suggested that to us and while I had originally thought it would be a horrible thing to do, I had come to realise that it would indeed be a tour of great interest. I remember seeing on the news recently that there had been some flooding there but I did not realise that it would impact on our visit. Sadly they would not be open until the day after our departure from Paris. Continue reading

Traces of Arthur

Traces of Arthur

The grand plan for today, concocted by Majella and John, called for a reasonably early start toward the south where we would visit some ancient sites, explore the city of Rennes, and see some gardens. Reality followed the familiar pattern of realising some of that, omitting substantial pieces, and doing more besides. Continue reading

Hobnobbing with aristocracy

Hobnobbing with aristocracy

DSC_4049A slow start was planned for this morning but Majella and I woke soon after 6:00 am. The heavy mist we had on the previous two days was gone this morning so, after showering, I wandered into the local roads to see if I could capture a sunrise. I was lucky enough to find a spot just 100 m or so up the road where I had a view to the sun rising behind trees and over a field. Continue reading

To the coast

To the coast

Our plan for today was to make Majella’s special delivery near St-Brieuc at 9:30 am and then work our way eastward along the coast toward Erquy before returning via Lamballe to do some shopping at a supermarket. As happens with plans we did some, but not all, of that and a few more things as well. Continue reading