Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SUNDAY WALK, July 3rd - 2pm

We have a walk this SUNDAY (just for a change) at 2pm, starting from the hamlet of Parcou near Plonevez-du-Faou. Alice Murphy will show us the beautiful countryside around about and then there'll be a chance for refreshments at her lovely house, which has been adapted to provide accommodation for walkers (and others), an enterprise she runs together with husband Eric. The walk is short (6kms) and easy-going on country tracks through very attractive scenery.
DIRECTIONS: from the mini-roundabout at the north end of Plonovez main street take the Lannedern road but then turn left very soon after (Parcou signed amongst other hamlets). Continue ahead for just over a kilometre and then Parcou is signed to the left.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

MORE holiday pics

Thanks to Chris for these fine images.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Good walk today and our holiday photos!

We had a really good walk today at Chateauneuf-du-Faou, with esteemed regulars, lovely newcomers (Kathy) and a returning BWalker (Steve) from our earliest days all those years ago. The weather was dry, even if the sun didn't exactly smile on us. Thanks to everyone - great afternoon.
For those who'd like to see our holiday photos from the Gulf of Morbihan, please cut and paste this weblink below to see Monique's album (then click 'diaporama' for the automatic slideshow to begin) - there are some fabulous pictures there and we thank her very much for recording our exploits so well once again.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Walk at Chateauneuf-du-Faou, Tuesday 21st June

We have one of BWs favourite walks on Tuesday, 21st June, starting at 2pm from the parking by the bridge over the Aulne below the pretty hill town of Chateauneuf-du-Faou. This is a straightforward route along towpaths on an especially beautiful section of the Nantes-Brest canal, with a short uphill stretch on an old Roman road to allow great views of the Chateau of Trévarez. We cross the river at a lock with a pedestrian bridge. NOTE: after the recent wet weather, appropriate footwear needed!
All welcome.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunglasses and waterproof trousers

Despite wild weather swings we managed to see a wide variety of coastal scenery and cultural sites on our coastal walking holiday in the Gulf of Morbihan. Instead of a barometer we watched Sue to see if she was putting on her sunglasses or waterproof trousers. On the last day a good meal at the beautiful port of St-Goustan at Auray surprisingly won the vote against a hike in the driving rain.
Thanks to all for a great trip and lots of hilarious moments

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Coastal Walking Holiday

We are off on the BWs annual coastal walking holiday on Tuesday. This year, our location is the Gulf of Morbihan with its many islands and easy-going shore path, and we will be spending a day on the Ile d'Arz as well as walking on the Presqu'ile de Rhuys and around the Pointe d'Arradon. And if the weather god doesn't smile on us, the beautiful city of Vannes awaits nearby.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Picnic by the lake

The weather god that so often smiles on BWs kept the rain away today for our picnic at Lac St-Michel in the Monts d'Arrée. It wasn't actually hot or sunny, but that hardly mattered given the great people, great food and great views on our little stroll along the lakeside. Thanks to everyone for their contributions (some amazing home-cooking), good-humour and good company. Brian was top of a large dog division.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Picnic - June 7th

We have our summer 'social' event on Tuesday 7th June, in a very beautiful spot overlooking Lac St-Michel and the Monts d'Arrée. After a picnic, there'll be an optional short linear walk along the lakeshore. Arrive from 12 noon, picnic at 12.30.
Meeting point is the car-park for the barrage at Nestavel (access from the village of Brennilis).
From the main road D764 (Morlaix to Carhaix), turn off for Brennilis; after entering the village FOLLOW SIGNS TO THE BARRAGE AT NESTAVEL (about 1.8km). Car-park is on the left. The actual picnic place is about 300m away, so a bit of carrying will be necessary. Helpers available.
Please bring some sort of finger food to share (savoury or sweet)and a bottle. 2€ donation requested on the day.
Look forward to seeing you all!
NB: in the event of bad weather, we have an indoor venue but meeting point still at the barrage car-park.