Tuesday, 26 August 2014

St Malo

We treated ourselves to an overnight stay in St Malo so that we could take down the tent and drive back north at our leisure.

 The walled town itself was heaving, so we amused ourselves on the vast beaches and walking around the city walls.

 We also walked around the harbour admiring the tall ships and the super yachts.
 Super yachts all owned by Saudi Princes of course!  This one was so big that I thought it might be our ferry home!!!! I wish!

 I don't know which forest they cut down to build the breakwater defence  around the town but there are literally thousand of trees driven deep into the sand in front of the sea wall.
 The town has many opulent old hotels/apartments dotted on the promenade.
 Such fabulous art deco detailing close up.

 The next morning we were up early to catch our day time ferry home.  We departed at 9.30 am
 We sailed past Dinard

 It was such a gorgeous day - really warm and calm.  We sat out on the deck all the way home which is something I hadn't expected to do.  It felt as if we were on a Mediterranean cruise!

 We saw the odd lone sailor,
 and had plenty to look at most of the way as we cruised past the Channel Islands and the coast of France.
 But about a mile off the coast of The Isle of Wight, we encountered very grey skies and the temperature dropped very suddenly.
And it's been slightly like that ever since!!  What happened to our Summer?  It was perfectly fine when we left!  I was sad that our French Adventure was over as we had a great time.  But all good things must come to an end.  Until next time.....


John Going Gently said...

You never stop you two...

Amy at love made my home said...

A beautiful journey home! That isn't a yacht, that is a ship I reckon!!! xx

Lisa said...

More fab snapshots of your hols.
I recognise that last view!
The Channel Islands are on my list to see one day.
Lisa x

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful wide open spaces. I'd rather walk those beaches than sail on those yachts. (Which is fortunate!)

Curtise said...

Ooh, I went to St Malo over 20 years ago and thought it was lovely, Dinard too. And your photos, beautiful as always, capture so many of the delightful sights. Love the selfie on the boat! What a fab holiday you had, Diane. xxx

Sue Hayton said...

Fond memories of St Malo in the sunshine!

Angel Jem said...

Lovely photos of a cracking holiday, and you returned home to grey skies and everybody talking about Autumn, I guess! Hope you can hold on to your holiday feeling a little longer!

A garden just outside Venice said...

You took loads of beautiful pictures during your French Holiday! Love your blonde hair!

Rosie said...

Lovely, lovely photos! I remember arriving in St Malo very early in the morning after sailing all night on the ferry - we had the place to ourselves for ages and sat outside a cafe sipping coffee whilst we gathered ourselves to carry on with the journey. You do look as if you had a blissful time:)

Lyn said...

Fantastic photos Diane, we have never made it to St Malo yet...one day. Don't worry apparently summer is due to return...just as the children (and I) go back to school!