In which an ageing climber comes to terms with life closer to the ground.

11/8/2008

Morlaix

Filed under: — Mike Chapman @ 7:19 pm



Mon 11th August

We drove to Morlaix an interesting town on an estuary. Its outstanding feature is a viaduct made of pink granite.

The English attempted to bomb it on numerous occasions in 1943 but failed. It has a walkway at half height with impressive views.

We left the car here and cycled to the Pointe de Primel stopping to look at the church at Plouezouch. We also stopped for coffee at a café that had a tame rottweiler whose speciality was flicking sugar lumps off the top off his nose and catching them in his mouth.

This area is renowned for its parish closes that consist of a walled churchyard with a trinity of a cemetery, a calvary and an ossuary. They also competed to have the most complicated and fancy churches below is an example.

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