Wait for the night before saying that the day has been beautiful

Breton Proverb

St Malo 2010

In August 2010 we took a family holiday in St Malo.
We drove down through the Channel Tunnel and stayed over in Rouen on the way.
Granny and Grandad came with us in the car, which made for a fairly packed drive.

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Setting Off for St Malo

Setting Off for St Malo

We set off at around 7:30am with Granddad Pete volunteering for the first shift. It started going wrong fairly quickly, with there being roadworks apparently everywhere.
Motorways of France

Motorways of France

A long day of driving across northern France, punctuated by a few random stops and ending with some relaxation.
Swimming & St Malo

Swimming & St Malo

Our first full day in St Malo, involving some swimming and an afternoon trip into our host city.
St Malo Aquarium

St Malo Aquarium

Every good holiday in France should involve an aquarium. We've done the fantastic one in La Rochelle, so it was time to try the one in St Malo.
Beaucoup de Rien

Beaucoup de Rien

The traditional day on the holiday where we couldn't really be bothered. We did a bit of shopping, a bit of swimming and a bit of walking, but not a lot else.
Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel

Today we decided to go to Mont St Michel, so we got up at some ungodly hour and jumped into the bus for the 45 minute drive over. It proved to be an interesting day.
Dinan

Dinan

Dinan is one of those really well presented twee little towns that France seems to be full of.
The Pink Granite Coast

The Pink Granite Coast

Some nice geology at the seaside. How could a holiday with kids be better ? Well, it could have been closer to home, I suppose.
The Dinard Donder

The Dinard Donder

A generally slow start to the day with a lack of enthusiasm all round. So we left Granny and Granddad at home and scooted off geocaching.
Pleudihen Fête du Blé

Pleudihen Fête du Blé

Hands up if you know what "blé" is ! We found out when we arrived at a fête that was dedicated to it.
The Norman Conquests

The Norman Conquests

The Bayeux Tapestry - it's not a tapestry and it wasn't made in Bayeux. I'm sure there's laws against that kind of mis-selling.
Hédé and Dinard

Hédé and Dinard

A bit of a walk around some locks on a canal, followed by a total inability to find a parking space in Dinard (again).
Cancale and Dinard

Cancale and Dinard

An afternoon on the beach, followed by a third failure at trying to get a parking space in Dinard.
St Malo & Dinan

St Malo & Dinan

An afternoon of wandering round the town, followed by an inexplicable trip back inland to find a restaurant. It was a good one though.
Rothéneuf Rocks

Rothéneuf Rocks

A visit to some crazy and slightly unnerving rock sculptures on a cliff above the sea, followed by a major battle between us and our luggage.
Going Home

Going Home

More driving than you can fit into a large "driving" container. France is quite big, especially when everyone is trying to drive across it in the same direction.


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