Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Members Party - this Friday

Look forward to seeing our dear members and their guests on Friday (details in your bulletin). Lesley is kindly offering another Morris dancing funshop after our lunch - please bring your own bells! Hoping for bright sunshine......

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Keltik Association Walk at Lannilis - Sunday 26th

There is a walk guided in English this Sunday, starting from Lannilis Tourist Office at 2pm. This is a reglar annual event in Abers country, with Guy explaining the history and legends of this coastal area in north Finistere. The cost is 3€ and further information can be found on 02 98 04 55 50 or 02 98 04 05 43. Reservations:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wet Tuesday prevents view of America

18 mad people enjoyed a very wet day in Pays Bigouden, and insisted on completing the full programme, plus an unscheduled lighthouse - despite the weather (admittedly it was either that or eat lettuce). We had a delicious lunch - al fresco pluvioso - thanks to everyone bringing along such nice things to eat. Even the dogs were thoughtfully provided with cheese sandwiches of home-made bread, courtesy of Barbara. We had a drink in a bar - scorning the wimpy indoor area and sitting outside (OK, under cover). And a drive-in cake and juice service was provided later in the afternoon - memorable contributions from Jean. All this, plus a good walk by the estuary, a famous historic spot, the oldest calvaire in Brittany, the Finistere archaeology museum, a lovely (saturated) beach, the Black Rocks at St-Guenolé with surging Atlantic ocean and the Phare Eckmuhl. Who cares about a bit of rain?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Outing - Pays Bigouden

We have a day out in Pays Bigouden on Tuesday 21st, meeting at 11 in Pont l'Abbe on the waterfront near the Bigouden memorial (photo). After an easy walk down the estuary and back, we'll move on (by car) to various significant spots, especially the magnificent Atlantic coast. Chaucer wrote about the 'black rocks of Penmarc'h' - here's your chance to see them. Bring food to share for picnic lunch. All welcome.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Once upon a cake......

A brave crowd turned out on a day of ominous weather, and the BWs luck almost held. We had only the odd light shower until near the end when it pelted down, but nothing to spoil a most beautiful walk along the river Scorff and through woodlands. Karen and Graham surpassed themselves with chocolate cake and flapjacks of supreme deliciousness. Great day - thanks to all who participated.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Walk at Gueméné - Tuesday 7th 2.30pm

We have a walk this Tuesday near Gueméné-sur-Scorff, at 2.30pm. We start from a small parking area about 350m along the D3 (direction Rostrenen) just outside Gueméné. There may not be room for everyone to park right there, so please allow time to find alternatives. This is a riverside and country walk, Level 2, generally suitable for all. After rain some short stretches may be muddy, but mostly the paths are good. Everyone welcome.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cliffs of Plouha

If you enjoy coastal walking, have a go at the cliffs of Plouha (north of St-Brieuc), said to be the highest in Brittany (although they don't feel as vertiginous as the Crozon peninsula's steepest). Start from the delightful Palus Plage (in picture) and head north up the Cote de Goelo. Highly recommended.