Plumbed for a random campsite that turned out to be a bit of a gem. Cracking views Grommet.
As below, we met Eric and Christian and [an-other] in the bar. They spoke no English and we no French. Apart from Mick’s excuse for a foreign language course that he conned work to pay for, clearly.
But the iTranslate app was the perfect remedy for our lack of conversational ability. After a few short exchanges, we were friends for life and knew lots about them. They even sang the French National Anthem to us in the name of friendship.
Amazing what a bit of conversation does!
Some excerpts from the iTranslate app conversation…
Maintenant mais trois amis vous êtes trois amis on ne vous connaissait pas mais en peu de temps en quelques heures nous avons appris à vous signer franchement vous êtes des copains des potes des amis et je peux vous dire que toi toi toi maintenant c’est des amis pour la vie et si un jour on se revoit on fait la java ou sa muse jusqu’au bout de la nuit vive la France vive l’Angleterre.
Now but three friends you are three friends we didn’t know you but in short in a few hours time we learned to sign you frankly you are friends of friends of friends, and I can tell you you you you now we’re friends for life and if one day we meet we do the java or his muse after-hours RAM the vivid France England
Oui justement je joue David il faut absolument qu’après une journée d’amitié comme celle que nous venons de passer ici à Plouguerneau que nous nous revoyons au moins une fois avant de mourir tous ensemble
Yes I play David must absolutely only after a day of friendship like the one we just here to Plouguerneau that we meet again at least once before you die all together
Everywhere we have been in France we have been welcomed in every place every person is being nice to us and looked after us and make sure we are very welcome we think the French people are excellent and better than many Europeans
Partout nous avons été en France, nous avons été accueillis en tout lieu, toute personne est d’être gentils avec nous et nous pris en charge et s’assurer que nous sommes très bienvenus nous pensons que le peuple Français est excellents et mieux que beaucoup d’européens
On recommendation from another campsite’r, we went to see the stones at Carnac. Over 1000 of them all lined up.
Not exactly exciting but harder to pitch than a tent I should imagine.
Well, at least we saw them.
The guy on your right next to Mick insisted he should buy the drinks ‘or else’. Interesting evening discussing brexit with the French.
Very old buildings here. Certainly should have learned more about this place. Must have seriously historic interest. We need to come back I suspect.
3 hours on a push bike. Not done that for 25 years! Fun though. Especially after a super lunch! Hic.
I like this place. Nice and quiet. Tranquil almost. We decided to say an extra day. I got bitten by something HUGE. Foot was like a balloon! Well, nearly anyway. 🙂
We went the way of the estuary. Thinking the bridge would only be up for a few minutes. Ended up being ages. So ended up arriving at the campsite we chose quite late. Worse things happen at sea I’m told.
Magic place somehow. Guerande. If someone can tell me what the statues are??
Not sure why I was put off by this menu??