We were sorry to leave Brittany, but the brilliant sun and cloudless blue skies over the Île de Ré have brightened our moods considerably. Our rental in the village of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré is a perfect spot for enjoying this delightful weather. Large doors let in the sun and can be fully opened, making it feel like […]Read More Hello, Sunshine!
Five weeks went by in a flash! Last time we stayed for eight, and the weather got worse as the end of our stay approached, so we were ready to head south. (To lots more rain, but that was another story.) This time it was the opposite – the weather got nicer and it was […]Read More Farewell to Finistère
Whew! Finally someone else to talk to! 😀 We had visitors last week and we took them around to see what are apparently our “greatest hits” in Brittany – we took our 2019 visitors to most of the same places. So if you come see us the next time we’re here, you know what you’re […]Read More Guests are Great!
We had driven through the town of Cameret sur Mer several times, but never stopped to take in the sights. Last Thursday we headed out the Crozon peninsula to check it out. When we drove along the waterfront in 2019, there was two-way traffic. Now they’ve prioritized outdoor dining and pedestrians, with cars allowed in […]Read More Cameret sur Mer
Another cloudy day – this time without any fleeting blue patches. Sigh. M sees a silver lining: The clouds are never uniform – they have lots of layers, textures, and shades of gray – inspiring him to try to duplicate them with watercolors. J, on the other hand, sees a raincoat in her backpack. We […]Read More Hiking Crozon: Morgat to Ty ar C’hure
A number of people have asked how we choose the places we rent, so here’s a rainy day blog post. Our rentals are generally through VRBO/Homeaway. The rentals there usually have pretty lenient cancellation policies, and all the information is in English. Our Brittany rental (which we first found on Homeaway) is through Gîtes de […]Read More Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
This morning we were seriously regretting our decision to not go to the beach yesterday. On Sunday we had had a delightful visit to the Plage de Pentrez, spending half an hour in the water that had warmed as the incoming tide ran over the sun-warmed sand. Yesterday, based on a forecast of absolutely clear […]Read More Beach Day!
One of our favorite hikes is a loop at the Cap de la Chèvre, which is the tip of the southern point of the trident formed by the Crozon peninsula. It has a memorial to fallen naval aviators and an area for people to make their own smaller versions from the plentiful rocks on the […]Read More Hiking Crozon: Cap de la Chèvre 2022
We did two shorter hikes over two days to explore a piece of the coast that is quite close to our rental that we had not yet visited. We started in the middle of a very long beach, the Lieue de Grève or the Strand League (league being a distance, not an association). At one […]Read More Hiking Crozon: La Lieue de Grève to Ty Mark
With a little conditioning from our short hikes under our belts and a decent weather forecast, we headed out for our first longer hike yesterday. We started at the beach at Lostmarc’h, which is on the southern section of the trident-shaped Crozon peninsula. The beach is split into sections – one for surfers and one […]Read More Hiking Crozon: Plage de Lostmarc’h to Pointe de Dinan