Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Morlaix at Twilight

Inspite of some heavy showers, 11 of us met at Morlaix for a twilight walk around the town centre. We were led by Sylvie - a fountain of information - who began by taking us up on to the 'first floor' of the viaduct. Once we had resumed normal breathing again ( there were loads of steps!!) she told us about the history of the town and we looked out over the spectacular views. The viaduct itself, built in granite, was started in 1861 . The foundations alone are 5 metres deep and it is 58 metres high. It has 9 arches and a length of 292 metres. After leaving the viaduct, we then walked downhill ( much to our relief! ) and Sylvie then took us around the town centre, pointing out buildings of interest. As we descended, we saw the lights of the train cross the top of the viaduct in the darkness. Inspite of the rain, a good time was had by all, and we finished a lovely evening with a coffee in a nearby cafe.

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