Saturday, July 31, 2010

Summer Party

The BWs summer party yesterday was a great success, with good weather and superb food provided by everyone. Special thanks go to Roger and Sue for providing such a beautiful venue and warm hospitality, to Lesley for the dancing and to Jean and Don, Karen and Graham and Di and Nigel for all their help.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Breton Landscape

We had a great walk yesterday - and great luck with the weather too, only a few drops near the beginning. Lots of people came to hear Yves Marhic give a most enjoyable presentation of the basics of Breton language, and Breton place names in detail. These included settlement words and the vocabulary of the landscape as we made our way through the attractive environment of Lannedern. We won't forget Reunamoic - Little Pigs' Hill. Everyone managed to participate in a noun/adjective matching game when we reached the Chapelle de la Croix in the woods, before strolling back to the lovely parish close in Lannedern.
We are very grateful to Yves for sharing a little of his extensive knowledge with us on this walk, and making it all so interesting and relevant to our surroundings. Anyone with further questions about Breton place names can reach Yves via and he will be happy to answer. A written summary of topics covered on our walk will be available at the party (July 30), or by email on request.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Breton Place Names Walk - Tues 20th

We have a walk on Tuesday, July 20th, starting from the church at Lannedern (D14) at 2.30pm.
Yves Marhic will be talking about Breton place names and how the language works, as we follow a short walk (about 4.7 kms in total) on country roads to a beautiful chapel in a woodland setting. Some long gradual slopes. All welcome, 3€.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Perfect summer walk

Yesterday we enjoyed a shady walk on a warm day in the wood-covered Black Mountains, but with some fantastic viewpoints over the surrounding very green countryside. Thanks to all participants, and especially to Monique for devising the route and taking us round, as well as recording the event in some great photos. One by Dave here too.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Black Mountains walk - Spezet - July 6, 2.30pm

Our next walk is on Tuesday afternoon, meeting at Spezet to drive on a short distance to the start (where there is limited parking). We'll leave the parking area in a side-street opposite the tourist office in Spezet at 2.30.
This is a glorious walk, mostly in shady woodland with some great views and a visit to the towering statue of the Virgin above the tree-line. Medium, Level 2 but with an option for agile walkers to return via rocky crest, easier path for others.