After a beach and relaxation day in temperatures that had cooled, but were still warm enough for sunbathing and swimming, I hiked to Cancale from Saint-Malo. I told the story in the travelthruhistory website article:
‘Getting itchy feet, I did a circular 20km hike to Cancale and back on the fourth day, crossing the peninsula to the east on the D355 road, walking along the coast on the D276 and D76, and returning west on the D155. Mont-Saint-Michel’s silhouette was visible from the edge of the bay, about 30km away as the crow flies. The sea shone green in the sun, justifying the coast’s Emerald moniker.’
The photo of the working-women statue under a French flag in that article was taken in Cancale’s centre.
Saint-Malo to Cancale Hike
The photos below are also from the hike. La Havardière; signposted among verdant vegetable filled fields; and Lake Saint-Suzanne were before Saint-Coulomb. The second photo is the church in Saint-Coulomb‘s centre.
The Jesus Christ statue was on the edge of Cancale. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was the start of a sacrifice photo theme that I later made into a YouTube video:
Cancale Seafront Photos
Below Cancale’s centre is the seafront, with lots of restaurants and what you can see in photos 4-6. As mentioned in the article snippet above, Mont-Saint-Michel is visible across the bay.
I took a photo of it farther down the coast, after passing a quaint village and a ranch with a Texas theme; featured in the penultimate photo. Then I hiked back through Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, and went for another swim.