In early June we had a super, but virtual, holiday in Brittany. Our trip to the Crozon peninsula came much closer to home as the lock down continued. We may not have physically been able to go to France, we certainly went there in our thoughts and actions.
The eagle eyed among you will recognise this area of the Brittany coast as being “La Tête Portis”.
The weather was set fair and good walking along the headland whist gazing over the clear blue waters of the estuary!
Being close to water is always important to us. We enjoyed good walks around some very beautiful areas such as “Le Lac da la vallée Chew”, “Le Rousseau de Chew” and “La fleuve Yeo”.
We discovered unknown treasures and had a super walk along “Le chemin des fraises”. Disappointingly, there were no strawberries to be seen, but there were many sightings of cyclists, presumably in training for next years’ giro de Congresbury.
Having built our own Bistro to get into the French mood it gave us a good appetite for the local delicacies we managed to obtain such as Moule et Frîtes, Rillettes de St Jacques, Saucisson de Toulouse and a variety of quiches and tarts from the excellent Patissierie fermière at Cleeve. No trip to Brittany would be complete without sampling the local brew, or as they say hereabouts,”devenir bien cidré”, which translates in the local patois to, “get all cidred up”
Suitably refreshed, we have returned to blighty and the daily round of cocktails in the garden and little ovens with the coffee.
The cats have served us notice to quit if we virtually holiday in Split in September and bring home a couple of Dalmations. We will see what will unfold.
Written by Beverly Dickinson