A relaxing day in Quiberon

Trip Start Aug 02, 2012
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Trip End Aug 02, 2013


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Sunday, May 26, 2013

We were due for two sunny days according to the forecast so we decided to use the morning of the 26th to catch up on laundry and tidy up the van for Sheahan and James' arrival in a few days. We happened to get a free load of laundry which was a real bonus and once we’d hung it all out to dry, we walked in along the coast into Quiberon. It was Mother’s Day here in France so the restaurants were all quite busy but we kept our eyes peeled for a seafood menu. We had walked the entire length of the coast, where nearly all the restaurants were, and decided in the end that you were going to be paying for the view more than the food. We managed to find a boulangerie open at about half past one (which almost never happens on a Sunday), grabbed a baguette tradition and headed back to camp for lunch. We sat outside in the sun at our picnic table and enjoyed a delicious egg salad sandwich with salad on the side. Meghan has figured out a French vinaigrette that is very similar to what they serve in restaurants and so we’ve really been digging into our salads lately. After lunch, we went for a walk along the coast, heading away from town. It was a lovely, pedestrian only walking path that hugged the coastline all the way out to a point. We sat down on the rocks at the point to just enjoy the view and bask in the sun. There were dozens of sailboats out and there were a few fishermen nearby reeling in some eels which they soon went on to release. We walked back along the same path to camp and that evening, we went out for a simple meal at the campsite’s restaurant. They had an 11 euro moules-frites à volonté (all-you-can-eat) special on and I just couldn’t see how I could go wrong with this. Megs went for a pizza and I tucked into well over a kilo of tasty moules-marinières (a white wine and herb broth) and hot bowl of fries on the side. After dinner, just as the sun was beginning to set, we went for a short stroll along the water before settling in for the night. The following morning we woke up to another gorgeous day. We drove along the Côte Sauvage (wild coast), the western coast of the Presqu’île de Quiberon. We made brief stops along the way for photos and viewpoints as we worked our way up towards Carnac.
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