Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Tandem tour 5

Time for a tandem wash
Day 8. Tough one. Distance probably only about 80km, but all on dirt track, following an old rail line through the wilds and hills of Finisterre. And it was cold. It was actually snowing a little when we started off. We hardly saw another soul on the trail all day and the last (first) of the spring flowers vanished back into winter.

Still, it was beautiful. The fact that we really had to push ourselves to keep going makes it that much more of a satisfaction to be set up in a nice B&B at the end of the day.

Viaduct in Morlaix

Half-pint stop in Morlaix
It's certainly deepest Brittany here. All the road signs are in Breton and French. When we went into a very nice pub in Morlaix to ask about chambres d'hotes, and drink some delicious Breton beer, they were delighted to hear we were from Scotland, while making it clear the welcome would not have been as warm if we were English.

From here it's only another 25km to Roscoff. Our date with the ferry is at 2200 tomorrow evening, which should leave us with plenty of time for a little leisurely sightseeing along the way.

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