Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Brittany

This is Hebe’s first “proper” trip to France and first longer drive.  The Ypres trip was shorter.

Anyway, bit of a rush getting to Hailsham, getting things sorted out and heading off to Portsmouth took some time but we got there ok for check-in at Brittany Ferries to St. Malo..  Almost immediately we were moved to the Quayside where we waited and waited and waited.  Eventually we were loaded but were 2nd last on the 20180502_183544boat.  Then Brittany Ferries tried to put us into a space where the doors wouldn’t open so then a lot of reversing and moving was needed.  All pointless as the doors had shut and there was plenty of space.  One of the worst ferry boarding experiences I’ve ever had.

Anyway, on board, got to the restaurant and some sleep before arriving in St. Malo the following morning.  Road works in St Malo but got through and headed off to a Supermarket and then to La Moulerie de la Baie at Jospinet Plage.

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Thankfully lots of parking places free so soon parked up with a sea view.  I wasn’t feeling too good so didn’t go to the Restaurant so had a look around instead.

After lunch. headed off to Camping Belle Vue Mer at Hillion.  We were put on a site facing the sea with a private terrace – fantastic.

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Walk on the beach, dinner in the on-site restaurant and watch the sunset over the sea.

Following morning it was back to Jospinet Plage. to visit the Le Panier Iodé seafood place to get a platter de fruits de mer.

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Got it in the fridge (just) and then headed off to Camping Saint-Michel at Erquy.  We got there at lunchtime and they were closed so parked up and headed for the beach.

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I went back to the campsite when it had opened but despite having booked a seaside space three months before, they put me in the middle of a field.  After an hour of fafffing about, I finally got given what I had booked.  So it was settle down for a very late lunch, chilled white wine and then a walk to explore a nearby bar.

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Following lunchtime it was off to Le Petit Saint Michel, 15 mins walk from the campsite.  Fantastic place with fantastic views and they had spider crab on the menu.

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After a long lunch in the sunshine involving several bottles of wine it was a slow walk along the beach back to the campsite for a few more glasses of wine.

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Following morning it was time to move on.  Packed everything up, parked outside the campsite and back to Le Petit Saint Michel for another lunch.  Bit less wine this time as I was driving.

Then it was off to Camping Domaine de la Ville Huchet near Saint Malo for the final night.  Very hot and sunny so thought I’d try out the Awning for the first time to give a bit of shade.  Bit fiddly but finally got there.

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Evening was a takeaway Crepe from the on-site restaurant all washed down with a few glasses of wine.  Needed to pack up in the evening as an early start the following morning for the ferry.

Very easy drive to the Ferry port, were loaded on without any problems and left for Portsmouth.

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Lunch in the on-board restaurant and then a rest as it is a long trip. 

Got into Portsmouth in the evening and passed the new Royal Navy aircraft carrier and some other ships.

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Then it was a long drive back to Hebe’s parking and then back home very late.

Great trip, Brittany is fantastic and great for Motorhomes.  Will definitely be back, just wish we had a longer time.

Joe

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Brittany

This is Hebe’s first “proper” trip to France and first longer drive.  The Ypres trip was shorter. Anyway, bit of a rush getting to Hailsham,...