Monday, February 08, 2010

North coast and Meneham


Yesterday was DH's turn to pick our destination and we headed for the north coast. We started off in Roscoff not expecting to find a gorgeous little seaside town and harbor (so reminiscent of Anstruther and St. Andrews) complete with its own marine lab.  Then we worked our way west.  On the advice of the Rough Guide to Brittany & Normandy we headed to Brignogan-Plage and what it described as a 'gem of a beach.'  Total understatement!



So we ate our picnic amid these gorgeous rocks and then hunted for shells on the perfect white-gold sand. Our son decided he had to go swimming.  That lasted less than 1 second but by then he and DH were completely frozen!!


And what made this place even more spectacular was a restored village that wasn't in any of the guidebooks.  Meneham.

 
It isn't in the guidebooks but it is glorious!!

12 comments:

  1. I like the idea of taking turns picking your destination! Great photos. I'm still drooling with jealousy. It's NOT a good look for me.

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  2. Toni, your trek looks absolutely peaceful and beautiful. Enjoy your time away and keep posting these wonderful pictures! Hope your son appreciates the education he's receiving! I know you do!

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  3. Toni, how wonderful everthing is and a new contract with Carina. YES!
    Major Congrats. Jumping up and down waving from FLorida.
    Rita

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  4. Kelly--we are in mutual envy :) Drool city :)

    Donnell--thanks!! My daughter is here too. She is officially a genius in two languages!

    Rita! How is it going??? Thanks for dropping by. SO nice to be in touch with people again :)

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  5. Anonymous11:34 am

    You take such beautiful pictures. You must be having a wonderful time. You've made me ready to pack my bags.

    Diana Duval

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  6. Spectacular photos. Thanks so much for sharing your adventures. And congrats on your contract with Carina Press.

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  7. Diana, I hope you make it out here!

    Jeanne, thank you :) It is easy to take good pictures when the scenery is this amazing!

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  8. Wonderful pictures Toni. Peace is a gift and you look like you enjoyed a lot of it on that day! Nothing compares. Hope the rest of your trip is just as great!

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  9. So nice to see your blog again and hear how Carina Press is going! It looks so beautiful over there, I'd be hard-pressed to stay attached to my keyboard - I'd be out wandering with Tessa! :) Your pics are fantastic, as everyone else has said, and it's so nice to keep in touch by seeing what you're up to. cheers!

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  10. Mary--lots of peace :) Well as much as you can get with a 9 & 7 year-old. :) Thanks for popping by!


    Laurie, I could probably steal one of the many wandering mutts that live in this town. None are strays, they just hang around town until owners get home :) We've had some good walks :)

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  11. One can't help wondering about the past in places like that ... and who lived and loved in those stone houses along that shore ... beautiful.

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  12. Loreth, the houses are thatched and they slept in beds that were like raised boxes that they closed the door on to sleep at night. So tiny you wouldn't have fit in them at all!!! Height wise ;)

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