Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck
Roosting on the gate

2011 - My second year of blogging in Brittany

I felt I would like to share some of the photographs I have taken so far this year and some from other years. I live in a beautiful part of Brittany and just love being here. It's a lovely place to photograph and enjoy being in through all the seasons and hopefully this blog will show you where I live my life.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Two days, two walks and two meals

We all went on a one and a half hour walk yesterday afternoon along the woodland path which goes from the swimming pool in St Nicolas du Pélem to the Lanrivain/St Nicolas road.  We didn't quite do the whole walk as it was getting very cold and we had to turn round and come back in time to put the ducks and hens away too.

The stream which runs through the mill here, is full at the moment and running really fast.  It meanders from one side of the lane to the other rushing over the boulders in its bed.

Gareth and Charlie seemed determined to put Libby in the water, but even though she was carried away she escaped.

They've been doing lots of logging high up from the path and Gareth and Charlie walked up on the high path and then had to find a safe way down.

And then over the clapper bridge

Charlie played with bubbles which Libby was blowing - not a very clear photo, but I still like it.

We went to the Creperie in St Nicolas du Pélem in the evening and after his galette, Charlie went to sleep on the bench seat of the table next to us, with a fleecy blanket from the Land Rover.

Today there was a less biting wind, but it still seemed jolly cold out there.  We decided to go for a walk around Corlay Lake, next to Corlay Castle.

A really grey day, but a lovely happy photo of Libby, Gareth and Charlie on a bridge across the lake.

Charlie and Gareth took a high path, like yesterday, and ran down the slope back to our level.

The reflections were lovely, but not as good as the ones I took here in the Autumn with the copper colours of the beech and oak trees.

Here's Corlay Castle which is alongside the lake and then the old wooden-bounded steps which lead up to the playground.

Lastly, the "children" playing on the seesaw, which I also joined them on for a few minutes - it's a long time since I've been on a seesaw.

After this, we went to the Pizzeria in St Nicolas du Pélem and had beer and pizzas for lunch.  It was good to see Muriel and Ahmed again who manage it, as I hadn't been there for months and months.  Charlie and I couldn't finish our pizzas so we packed the remainder into takeaway box and I had mine again later in the afternoon, warmed up under the grill.

Early start tomorrow as we're leaving at 8.30am to get to St Malo in time for the 11.30am ferry back to Plymouth.  I'll be sorry to see them go - it's been a really lovely visit!

Three things I like:

1.   Having my log pile by the wood burner piled high again thanks to Gareth and Charlie.
2.   Going for a walk each day with the family.
3.   Seeing the last of the laundry loads dried for their return to England.