Brittany, Breizh, Bretagne, An Bhriotáin, whatever! Roscoff, Quimper, Brest, Roscoff
Had to avoid a couple of unsurfaced roads I'd mapped, but no bother. Hunger intervened but no cafe. No problem. I produced my Jetboil stove and we had coffee in three minutes with some of Mary's sublime fruitcake. My wife makes the best fruitcake you can imagine. The secret ingredient is Paddy Whiskey. Fortified with this nectar we proceeded to Plonevez-Porzay where we spotted a restaurant bar in a side street.
Plat du Jour. Taboule (Bulgar wheat), followed by meatballs and pasta, followed by ice-cream and coffee. Grand stuff. Back on the bikes, through the outskirts of Douarnenez
and took the D765 (having changed my mind when I saw we'd have to descend again if I took my planned route) but cut back cross country to Poullan-s-Mer
to get on the planned route. This was hard cycling as we were into a stiff breeze all the way out to Pointe du Van. From there to Baie des Trepasses where to hotel was closed (would've stayed there had it been open) and thence to see Pointe du Raz (pronounced Rah). This is a good view.
Then on bikes to Audierne.
There we went along quays to the beach and stayed in the Hotel Roi du Gradlon. Great restaurant. Superb high quality food and two bottles of Cotes du Rhone (naughty us!). Another hard day of about 78 miles and 3000 Ft. But tomorrow was to be easy.
Along the road to Plouhinec, then the coast
until we couldn't then inland via Pont l'Abbe. The day was dull but it did not rain. Had lunch in a lovely old pub in Pont l'Abbe
and thence to S.Martine with two small diversions on quiet roads to the South, for added interest. S.Martine is directly opposite Benodet and the view from the pier there is marvellous, looking across at Benodet and upriver at the big high bridge which spans the mouth of the Odet.