Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hot walk!

A hot time was had by all at Loqueffret yesterday, but a lovely walk with many things to see and some delicious cakes at the Presbytery, courtesy of Judith. Thanks to the usual Level 3 stalwarts and some delightful holiday-making guests! (Sorry picture taken before all had arrived!)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Walk on Tuesday 23rd - Loqueffret

We have a long walk (10kms) this Tuesday starting at 2.30pm from the church at Loqueffret (D14 west of Huelgoat). Fantastic views and scenery, with plenty of ups and downs (and one very muddy stretch) on the edge of the Monts d'Arrée. There will be a short break to see the remarkable church on the way at St-Herbot and refreshments at the Presbytery there. All welcome as ever, but please note that this is a Level 3 walk, so faster pace and a more demanding route than usual.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lesley's view of our holiday

Wild orchids, rare butterflies, 'Mediterranean Blue' sea, ancient architecture. What more could one need to make a perfect holiday? Excellent company, of course. Many thanks Wendy, Joan, Monique, Barbara & Derek for making a great week perfect.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Something different

Something for those who like to listen to period music in appropriate settings. Members who came on the Quimper walk last year will remember the remarkable Romanesque church of Locmaria (above) near the river. If you are interested in hearing one of the greatest English composer's work performed here, the festival of "Purcell in Cornouaille" includes a concert in the church (on Friday June 26th at 8.30pm), which will also explore connections between Purcell and Gershwin.
There is another concert in the series at Ergue-Gaberic near Quimper on Tuesday June 30th at 8.30pm - a rare chance to hear the organ (see above) built by Englishman Thomas Dallam in the 17th century.
The artistic director of this project is Claude Hermann. For tickets and further information, phone 02 98 52 02 63.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ile de Batz - what a fabulous day!

Blue sky and sea + sunshine + atmospheric island scenery + historical remains + beautiful gardens + all kinds of refreshments (including Sue's delicious cakes) = 26 happy people + 3 happy dogs.

Monday, June 8, 2009

From Monique's album

If you would like to see all Monique's excellent photos from our coastal walking holiday, just click on the following link:

Saturday, June 6, 2009

And more

Thanks to Derek and Barbara for these photos. Many more to come!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

BWs coastal walking holiday

We are off today for our group walking holiday on the Atlantic coast around Le Conquet. This afternoon we'll be on the Kermorvan peninsula (pictured above), tomorrow at the westernmost point of France, the Pointe de Corsen, and on Thursday at the Pointe St-Mathieu with its ruined abbey, fire-tower and lighthouse on the cliff-top.