11.4.16

Brittany (1)


I’m back from a trip to Brittany where I met some blogger friends (who unfortunately have given up blogging). As expected in this region, I met various weather conditions, but basically the (rather chilly) spring was present. I spent my nights at Arzon and at Arradon and visited a lot of other places in the region.

I will split up my “report” and will start with shores around Arzon and Arradon, meaning partly a coastline, but also the shores of the Golfe-du-Morbihan – (Gulf of Morbihan), Morbihan meaning the little sea in the local language. I will be back with a separate post about a boat trip on the Gulf.

The tide on the coast line here is generally some 5-6 meters (16-20 ft), a bit less, 3-4 m (10-13 ft), in the Gulf. The currents are very strong, for example in the narrow opening of the Gulf, where it reaches some 9-10 knots and it’s more or less impossible for a sailing boat to enter or exit against the current.   

Here are first some photos from the coastline close to Arzon / Port Navalo (and the port, Le Crouesty).... 

 … and some nearby ones from the Gulf coast.



There are nice walking paths along the Gulf, where you can watch a green landscape on one side, oyster farms, birds, boats… on the opposite side. These photos were taken between Arradon and Larmor-Baden.







10 comments:

Nadege said...

Gorgeous Brittany! I learned how to sail in l'Ile Tudy (not far from Benodet). There is something very
special about this part of France!

Jeanie said...

I loved my brief time in beautiful Brittany (St. Malo, Cap Frehel, road tripping...) It's nice to see photos are areas I haven't seen yet -- and maybe I'll even see some old favorites!

joanny said...

Love the coastline photo's Peter. Differently worth the visit to explore the beauty Brittany offers. As a side note Brittany is proud of its Celtic heritage, that sets it apart from the rest of France, which interests me as part of my ancestral heritage.
Bloggers, I keep thinking I will soon return to blogging, but keep it to twice a month.

Wonderful photos!

Anonymous said...

Me hace feliz saber que la paso tan bien en esa hermosa area de ese maravilloso pais.
Me encantan sus fotos: el color del agua y las embarcaciones a vela.
Mil gracias por este tour, M. Peter.
Maria

martinealison said...

Bonjour cher Peter,

Je connais bien cette région et ce matin en admirant tes superbes photos une belle vague de nostalgie renverse mon coeur !...
Mais quelle bonheur à la fois !

Un grand merci pour ce délicieux moment...

Gros bisous ♡

Ps : En ce moment, je ne suis pas toujours très présente sur les blogs... Pardon !

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Gorgeous and charming! To use them is perhaps an understatement
Happy to be back and glad to see your posts - brilliant, as always!

Studio at the Farm said...

Fabulous photos, Peter! I would love to be there to take some pictures and do some drawing and painting. I can almost feel the sharp freshness of the air from your pictures.
Kathryn

claude said...

Je reconnais sur une de tes photos les bâtiments de mon ancienne colo sur l'île de Berder. Un jour Marguerite Marie m'en avait envoyé quelques unes, Du coup ça m'a donné envie d'y retourner, ce que nous avons fait avec mon Chéri. Nous en avons fait le tour. Le golfe est une belle région.

Marguerite-marie said...

c'est bien de voir le pays qu'on connaît très bien et dans lequel on vit très souvent (résidence secondaire à Arzon) vu par une personne qui le découvre plus ou moins. Merci

Thérèse said...

Une belle série qui commence sur des lieux de connaissance, cela renforce les beaux souvenirs.