Saturday, 13 August 2016

What Adventure Awaits?

Later on today my Lou and I will catch the Plymouth-Roscoff ferry. After a late evening disembarkation  we plan to hole up in a very familiar hypermarket car park just  a couple of miles along the Breton Coast.    It's become a bit of a traditional to head there first.   Not the most scenic spot in the world but a view is a bit wasted when you arrive there in darkness.  So we'll wake up in our beloved Klaus the Knaus just as the revolving doors of the store start to operate.  We'll then scuttle out and push a 'chariot', the wonderful French word for supermarket trolley around the aisles seeking out foodie treasure to stock up our cupboards and fridge.  Our feast will be heavier on patisserie and cheese than is usual at home.

And then what?    Well we have no firm agenda. We'll go as far as our fancy takes us.  There's a bit of an idea going on that we'll hug the Atlantic Coast, maybe taking in some prehistoric sights but who knows?    I, for one, am ready to be pulled in  different directions if the mood takes me or stop still somewhere magical  for longer if that's what floats our boat.  Lou wants to sleep in a lot.  He's reached those teenage years where long lie ins are the norm.  After all the recent happenings that sounds like bliss to me.  But from past experience I know there's s likely to be high adventure as well as rest and relaxation. New people to meet.  Wonderfully unexpected sights to see. I love this kind of holiday where we are pulled on in directions where planning really isn't necessary.  I really can't wait! `

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  1. That kind of loose, no definite plans holiday does sound appealing....we've always gone with booked and planned ahead, but perhaps we ought to throw caution to the winds and have an adventurous do what we feel like when we feel like it holiday instead one day! Have a lovely time, and I shall look forward to reading about it when you return.

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    1. We plan ahead sometimes too but this way suits as well. xx

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  2. Safe journey to you. I am looking forward to seeing some photos of Brittany.When we used to go Eurocamping we travelled on the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to St. Malo and several times had breakfast ( picnic brought from home) in a car park in Dinan very early morning, nobody about. We went for 4 years running from when the boys were about 11, 9 and 2. We had 2 separate weeks in different campsites. The first year it was tents. The next year 1 tent and then mobile home type and after that I refused to do a tent again…..I like my own loo! I remember washing the little one in the quite deep foot tray of the shower! He is 29 now.

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    1. I love Dinan! Washing is a dirty word to Louis on holiday. Have to resort to personal hygiene being a desirable side effect of swimming. xx

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  3. An adventure involving wine I sincerely hope. Have a lovely break.
    Arilx

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  4. Love an agenda with no agenda! Enjoy it all-each bite of cheese and pastry that much better with being on vacation.

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    1. Oh, therebeen a bit of that already! xx

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  5. Sounds absolutely marvellous enjoy both of you

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  6. Thanks for all kind wishes. We shall enjoy! xx

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