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Brittany 2003

Baie des Trepasses

 

 

Anse de Dinan beach

The gite

Le Cloitre Pleyben - small village

Pleyben - large village

Châteaulin town

Pointe du Raz - beach and headland

Locronan - tourism village honeypot

Mont St Michel - tourism mega-honeypot

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The bilingual signposts; here the two could almost be a motto!

 

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A lagoon occupies the valley leading towards the Baie des Trepasses.

 

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The approach to the bay from the Point du Raz side.

 

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.. and the approach from the Point du Van, showing the Pointe du Raz very well.

 

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The sand dunes have been managed by fences and pathways through for beach access.

 

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The bay and its valley setting.

 

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The foreshore rocks had been largely colonised by mussels, which shone with a black gloss in the morning sunlight. They provided suitable frames to photograph the beach beyond!

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A cleft in the foreshore rocks gives a view out to the point, the lighthouse beyond and the occupies island of Ile de Sein.

 

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The Pointe du Vaz and the surf coming in to the Baie de Trepasses.

 

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An inter-tidal ecosystem, complete witha flourishing and active shoal of very small fish!

 

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Pointe du Raz    

The footpath towards the Pointe du Raz undulates quite gently around the coast for the most part, giving stunning views of emerald seas, and the nearing lighthouse and headland.

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Pointe du Van

 

 

The coastline around the Pointe du Van is devoid of beaches and appears more rugged. Headland features are strongly cast on this granite coastline.

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