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September 17, 2008

Hols in Brittany 1, Cork –> Roscoff –> Finistere

Filed under: 2008 Brittany, Family Life — chris @ 9:26 pm

First Blog post of the mahons excursion to Brittany on holidays.

Saturday 13th September:

Traveled by Brittany ferries from Cork, arriving Roscoff early (VERY early) Sunday. Super way to travel, hassle free. Thanks to Ellie’s cousin Aoife for sharing her boat, that she used last month fro going to France on her Holidays.

Quotes of the day:
“We’re going to France on our holidays in Aoife’s boat with the car and my bed and then after I can go to my playgroup”
“Ham sandwiches”

Images of the day:

All Packed and ready to go

All Packed and ready for road

The playground on Aoife’s boat

Sunday 14th Sept:

The “breakfast included” option sounded lovely when booking the cabin, but Les was less than enamoured with the knock on the door at 4.30am ;-(

Arrived in Roscoff at 7am and headed off towards the Gite. Thanks to Noel’s GPS this proved a relatively straight forward exercise, though when Chris took over the driving, Les was seen to dive for the Nicotine!

Ellie talked in her sleep all the way. We arrived at the Gite at 9.30 am, and went exploring the locality untill midday when we got the keys.

Had lunch outside in the sun then hit the beach ;-)

Quotes of the day:

“Is this MY new house”
“Is this MY new room”
“Is this MY new bed”

Images of the day:

9.30am Arriving at “our beach” in pors piron

and “our” house

and “our” swing-swong

the service hatch is open:

Mahon travelling circus hits the beach:

Monday 15th Sept:

Found the local town and boulangarie in the morning, only to find it was “fermez le Lundi”, luckily a supermarket supplied the necessary so our first authentic french breakfast was just that.

Went for a drive around the peninsula to get our bearings. found a nice beach between Point de Raz and Point de Van. We had sandwiches there, and a splash in the waves, and then motored on while little people slept.

Quotes of the day:

“NO, NOT the beach in the car, the beach across the road, and no talking about it”

Images of the day:

Sandy Sandwiches on the aforementioned beach

Daddy come ON!

That was nice


Au Revoir Beach

Brigid LIKES France

Tuesday 16th Sept:

Boulangarie was open this morning seeing as how it was no longer Lundi, so breakfast was purchased, and eaten at home. Went to “our” beach for the morning, then home for sandwiches and driving to help the small people sleep.

In the evening back to “our beach for some toe disapearing acts….

Quotes of the Day


Images of the Day

Waiting to go to the beach

“Our Beach” before lunch, low tide

“Our Beach” before dinner

Wednesday 17th Sept:

went to Kersany beach via the boulangerie (fierce hard work the having to go driving for bread every morning!) and had breakfast there. splashed in the waves and made sandcastles. Had the beach to oursleves, no booking your deckchair by towel at 5am here thank you.

Then went for lunch in Audierne, and continued on around the headland, back to the beach between the points that we visited Monday. More waves, more ham sandwiches, and daddy went major splish splash on the boogie board.

Quotes of the day

“Doggy did a wee wee in the pram NEARLY!”

Images of the day

Video: Daddy is KULE (20Mb)

Desperatly trying to prove I’m not a middle aged married man with 2 kids and a patio in progress :-)

Nice beach (Kersany), where’s my ham sandwiches

Daddy COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

French Cuisine

Beach between Point de Raz and Pointe du Van

Ellie thinks Daddy is KULE, the surfers dudes up the beach are creased up laughing

David Bailey working from home

Get out of my photo!

Yeah, yeah, nice sunset, where’s my apple cake?

Brigid happy at days end

1 Comment

  1. Hello my lovelies,
    I LOVE the pics. What a gorgeous place and such super people, big and small. Hasn’t Brigid changed, in such a short time too! Have a great time at the baptism. BTW has Brigid got a second name?

    All is welll here,countdown to Oz under way, we leave Nov 30th. Loads of love and hugs to everyone. Hilary xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by Great Auntie Hlary, but not sure about the GR A bit — September 25, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

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