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Western Europe Wine Quest

France: Day Two, June 5

Saint-Malo, France

It dawned gray and cloudy at the walled port city in northwestern France on the British Channel.

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Seagull on guard


  Unfortunately, our scheduled shore excursion once again did not occur. Fortunately, Kelly stepped up and, on the fly, led a great day in Saint-Malo. An excellent starter of Crepes de Froment (sweet crepes) at a local restaurant was followed by a walking tour of the city. Lunch at the Cafe de L'Quest led to a guided tour of the walls and city. 

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City Map

 

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One of many entrances

 

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Another entrance

 

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View from atop the wall

 

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Wilson posing for his fandom
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Narrow crowded streets within the walls


  Some apartment and wall images

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"Wall art"

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High tide in the morning

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See the object in the lower part of the image? We spent a while trying to figure out why there is a staircase out in the water. See the answer later.

LUNCH!!!

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Saint-Malo is known for its seafood!

 

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Flambé!

 

More wandering:

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Robert Surcouf (12 December 1773 – 8 July 1827) was a French privateer and slave trader who operated in the Indian Ocean between 1789 and 1801, and again from 1807 to 1808, capturing over 40 prizes. He later amassed a large fortune as a ship-owner, from privateering, commercial activities,the illegal slave trade,and as a landowner. Buried in Saint-Malo. He is pointing towards England, his favorite hunting grounds.

 

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Stained glass

 

Low tide in the afternoon

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Look at the lower right, the staircase at hightide reveals itself and a diving platform for a saltwater pool at low tide.

See full size images at my gallery site: https://billterry1.smugmug.com/Places/Western-Europe-Wine-Quest-2022/

June 5, 2022

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