Exploring the coast

I don’t know if it is just me, but I think that when you don’t live near the sea, your senses are perhaps a little bit more aware of the smell of the coast when you visit. I was rather surprised just how strong it seemed to be, and not just because of that distinctive smell of washed-up seaweed! I loved it and it certainly reminded me of many very happy family holidays at the coast when I was younger. We would often go to ‘The West Country’ – Cornwall, Devon or Somerset. There are certainly a lot of similarities with Cornwall and Brittany.


After yet another serene and rather beautiful sunrise, the exploring continued. Pointe de Primel is a rugged, windswept, craggy area with some easy walking tracks and lovely views of the coast and the sea. I was fortunate to have great weather, but this coast is frequently bashed by severe storms sweeping in from the Atlantic.

DSCN7394Pointe de Primel


You may just be able to make out the old Customs Hut (Cabane du Douanier). This dates from Napoléon 1st. Today it is just a shell, but would have given them a perfect viewpoint over the coast.

DSCN7380View from the Cabane du Douaniere


DSCN7387It certainly conjures up images of pirates and smuggling!

Well, there is plenty more to see and more walks to enjoy, so come back soon for more of my travels in Brittany.

A Bientot!

About Al in France

Dreams do come true and I am now retired and living with Maggie, my chocolate labrador, in France in the Deux-Sevres. I love travel and photography and hope to combine both interests here to make a record for myself, and somewhere where I hope you will get to enjoy a part of my life in this region, in France and further afield when I get the opportunity. Please feel free to follow and comment. A Bientot!
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