Clifftop paths and lighthouses

Trip Start Sep 01, 2013
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Trip End Oct 01, 2013


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Pointe du Raz, Eckmuhl lighthouse

Flag of France  , Brittany,
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

53 miles today – we are getting adventurous! It was still a damp morning but not as bad as yesterday and we thought we would go to the Pointe du Raz (which is equivalent to Land's End in France) in other words the most westerly point.  We arrived at a visitor centre and car park and shock, horror had to pay 6 euros for the privilege of parking! The first time we had come across that.  It was then a 20 minute walk along a stony cliff-top path right to the point.






It was ruggedly beautiful and also blowing a gale but well worth the trek. We found a slightly easier route back to the centre and read all the information boards there about the area. Again there were the inevitable souvenir stalls.



From there we drove to Pont-L’Abbe to find the LeClerc supermarket, which sold LPG and had an aire, but we did not really like the look of the 5 spaces at the back end of the car park with everyone coming and going so after going in for a bit of foodie shopping we headed off to the lighthouse at Eckmuhl. This was right down on the ground at sea level so of course was pretty tall – the tallest in Europe supposedly. There was a lovely parking area alongside with lots of motorhomes already parked up so we joined them thinking it would be a good place for the night.  Then we found "no motorhomes between 19.00hrs and 07.00hrs" signs all over the place.  What a swizz! After a look around, in the sun!!!! we went a bit further back around the coast and found an aire almost on the beach in amongst the sand dunes at Kerity. 




There was already one German van there, otherwise it was deserted. We had the most beautiful sunset and strolled along the beach after dinner hand-in-hand like they do in the films. All for 4 euros.
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