Even at that early hour, the ride was most pleasant. Outside of the major French cities, I'm not sure there is such a thing as rush hour! Once again, I was familiar with this part of the route as I had cycled to Concale in February and I knew the going would be very flat. Once I was properly underway and out of the town, it was 09:00.
After stopping at the viewpoint in Conacle, I carried on along the coast road and reached St. Malo at midday. I took lunch by the sea and was entertained by a seagull who was taking a fancy to my lunch. I fed him some banana and then whilst I stepped back to get a photo the cheeky beggar reached into my handlebar bag and flew off with my mini road map! I was, however, quite blessed as it could easily have been my wallet. Luckily though he only flew around for a while and then settled close by once again to try and eat it! But, after I threw the banana skin is his direction he ditched the map and flew off.
After lunch, I cycled through the walled town of St.Malo and then headed out towards Dinan, which reached by 15:00. As it was such a hot afternoon, once I got to the campsite I took shelter in the tv room and made good use of the free internet until the early evening. Once it had cooled down outside I finally set up camp, unpacked and showered and then headed in the town of Dinan itself for something to eat and to wander around with the camera.
|Fort National. Probably built to keep out those thieving English!|
|Looking casual. Pretending he hadn't noticed I was having lunch.|
|He likes banana.|
|And whatever that brown thing was. I forget now.|
|Looking nonchalant, just before he stole my map. Git!|
|Note: Handlebar bag now closed!|
|The luxurious TV/internet room.|
|As any Irishman will agree, I am quite sure, there is no finer road sign to see at the end of a hard day ;)|
|It looks like a model village from up here!|
|Plenty of old bits.|
|And a few big bits.|