Tuesday, October 1, 2013

St Michael's Mount

We had a long weekend for Pentecost so we decided to go and explore Normandy - everyone raves about this area of France. We booked a B&B that had been recommended by some friends. I had thought we could just do one night but when I looked at the driving distance we decided to stay two - it's a 5 hour drive just to get there, let alone do anything!
We had a very quick stop at Arromanches, a famous beach for the WW2 D Day landings. It was beautiful but cold. So it was a quick stop for an ice cream and toilet break. We decided we'd have to go back and visit it properly. We also drove through Bayeaux, again another beautiful town which we decided we'd have to visit properly another time!
So we got to the B&B and we had booked an evening meal with them. We had a big family room, all very comfy but a little cold for us - it was the end of May so it should have been OK!
The next day we drove to St Michael's Mount. We got there early enough for it not to be too busy. We walked across the causeway in the sunshine. It is very impressive and we got some good photos. We explored the whole town, climbing all over it. We had a snack on the Mount but decided to drive a little bit out to have a late lunch. We found a lovely place where the boys had mussels and frites.
We tried to get down to a beach but it's hard as there is lots of reclaimed land, we did get close but it started to rain so we decided to drove back to the B&B. It was a good trip but it made me want to explore more. Luckily we have 4 nights booked in the summer at a Siblu camp close to Bayeaux.

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