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Saint-Malo – Dinard Flying from Dinard Airport

I took the bus from Saint-Malo to Dinard to get my flight from the nearby airport. I walked the 6km (4 miles) after taking the first three photos here. They are of Dinard centre, and Dinard bay.

Flying from Dinard Airport

I found my way okay from Dinard, and knew I was on the right track when I reached a tree-lined cycle path I’d walked the other way on upon arrival.

The fourth photo is of the Breton (Brittany) flag at Dinard airport. The airport is scenic and relaxed, set in rolling Breton farmland.

The last three photos are of the Rance estuary dividing Dinard and Saint-Malo from the plane. The ship in photo 3 is just about visible in the last photo.

So that was the end of the 25th anniversary tour on this blog, and it will now continue travelling back in time, starting in Portugal 2011.

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Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, Brittany, France Photos and Info

On my penultimate day in Brittany, France I took the bus from Saint-Malo to Saint-Briac-sur-Mer. The bus went through Dinard, so I scouted my journey to the airport for the return flight, judging the best time to disembark the bus.

Saint-Briac-sur-Mer Photos

After visiting the post office I walked around to the beach. The war memorial looked over the beach, and another photo was included in the Jesus D-Day Beaches video.

Saint-Briac-sur-Mer is a nice beach resort, which was quiet on that sunny lukewarm midweek day in September. Photos 4-7 are from the grounds of Le Chateau Nessay seen at the far side of the beach in photo 3.

Wikipedia’s Saint-Briac page says the chateau was built on a 12th century castle, and was used as a prison during the French Revolution.

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Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

France Travel: Dinard Airport to Saint-Malo Hike

My 25th anniversary tour started well over a year ago now, when I decided to visit Brittany, France in early September. I have a TravelThruHistory website article about the trip published already, so will just expand on it here, and use some more photos from each day.

Dinard Flight, Saint-Malo Walk

I flew from Leeds-Bradford to Dinard airport, and walked the 7.5 miles/12km to Saint-Malo. It was mainly because I’d read there were no buses (there is a bus between Saint-Malo and Dinard town, and then a short walk to the airport, which I did for the return journey). However, I also wanted to relive some of my hoboing from my first trip, when I did a lot of walking in France between lifts, although the hitching was excellent. It was also a beautiful day.

It was a nice walk over the Rance estuary. I passed a fallen fox early in the walk, and thought it could be interpreted as being symbolic of my travelling milestone; but knew it was really just an unlucky wild animal on a busy road.

I followed my written-out directions well until reaching Saint-Malo, but then followed a sign into Saint-Malo too early, and took a little while to find the F1 hotel on the edge of the southern half of town.

The consolation was that I passed an Aldi supermarket, and after checking in I returned there to buy some cheap strong beer, bread and brie; which I consumed under a tree watching the sun set on a sultry evening. There had been many such evenings on my first trip in 1987, although not usually with so much beer!

Here’s some photos from the flight and walk, which you can enlarge by clicking:

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Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).