While entering a church in Umbria (Italy), we heard a tourist coming out say, “What can you say? Another beautiful church…” Here in Brittany, what can you say – another beautiful hike!
The weather was particularly fine, not a cloud in the sky and about 20C (68F). In tribute to the weather gods, J changed the planned hike from one that was within walking distance to one at the Pointe de Dinan. Definitely a wise move.
In the distance you can see the Pointe de Pen Hir, which we hiked last week on a not quite so brilliant day. I like the name of the little rocky islands off the tip of the point: lesTas de Pois or Pile of Peas.
One of the best known features at the Pointe de Dinan is the rock feature known as the Château de Dinan (Dinan Castle). Looking from the south, I can see doors and a gate (or is it a moat and a drawbridge?).
But from the other side, it’s definitely a dragon. And isn’t the Dinan Dragon a way cooler name?
There was quite a breeze from the northeast (thank goodness for the hat keepers!) and the windsurfers were flying across the bay. Watching them through binoculars was great – pictures from a distance don’t give you a sense of their speed.
We had to search for a sheltered spot to reduce the wind noise for one of our regular Facetime sessions with J’s dad back in the US. Isn’t it amazing what we can do out on the trail these days?
After an afternoon of hiking, there’s nothing like a kir to ease the pain….
And then it’s time for our dinners of choice: