I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! After spending a wonderful week in Brittany I returned to a very rainy UK last night. I can’t complain though becasue we were so lucky with the weather in France, spending time at the beach most days. We go to my Dad’s for a week every year in the Summer holidays (you can see some of my previous posts here, here and here) and this year was the best weather yet. Isobel had her French playmate for the week so they were happy splashing about in the sea and exploring rock pools.
On Monday we spent the afternoon at Bonaparte beach (which you can more about here), then on Tuesday we went to Gwin Zégal, which is only about 20 minutes on foot from my Dad’s house. The steps down to the beach are very narrow and steep, but it’s well worth the thigh burn! You have to pay attention to the tide times on this coastline because you can end up stranded on some of the beaches at high tide.
I love walking along the coastal paths and through the country lanes at this time of year. Beautiful hydrangeas in every shade of pink, purple and blue line the windy roads.
In the evening we visited the nearby town of Binic. There are so many pictureque harbour towns in this part of Brittany. Being an hour ahead of UK time meant it was still light at 10.30!
My namesake Skinny Dip necklace and Topshop banana T-shirt…I wonder if these count as two of my five a day!
On Wednesday we had a browse around the weekly market in Plouha. I was very restrained and only spent five euros on a bracelet (although I managed a couple more purchases later in the week!)
On Thursday we spent the afternoon at Le Palus beach, which has a great play area. Isobel was doing great on the rings until she fell and whacked her shin…an ice cream soon made her forget about it though!
The weather turned cooler and rainy on Friday so we drove out to Paimpol for the afternoon. Just as we parked up the heavens opened, so we dived into a creperie until it passed. I popped into Scottage, where I bought this jacket last year and found a lovely little bag reduced from 49 to 15 euros 🙂 I also bought the sunglasses I’m wearing in the photos below from another shop in the town.
The cloud threatened to scupper our attempts to see the blood moon from the house on Friday night, so we drove to Pointe de Plouha, a lookout point on the cliffs, for a better view. When we arrived the moon was just disappearing behind a big cloud, but we waited and eventually saw the lunar eclipse. The moon wasn’t as red as predicted but it was still spectacular, especially through binoculars. The bright dot at the bottom right of the photo is Mars! The photos we took don’t really do it justice but I think it is better to have the memories. Isobel thought it was amazing and I hope she always remembers seeing it with her parents and Grandad 🙂
One last photo at the airport before heading home. I hope we have many more fabulous holidays in this beautiful part of France 🙂