Monday, 21 April 2014
Saturday 19th April - Guerande to St Brevin - The Devil’s Windmill and a Devil of a Bridge
Entered Guerande after passing the Devil’s Windmill (built by himself through a night when he took someone’s soul). Guerande turned out to be a real discovery; market day in a complete Medieval Walled City (like a mini Carcassonne of the north).
We took a long littoral route to St Marc sur Mer and had lunch with Monsieur Hulot (we’ve yet to emulate his ballet with a bicycle but a few of our dismounts have come mighty close). This would undoubtedly have been a stop to share with Jane’s dad, from which tears of laughter would have flowed!
Then came the durge of St Nazaire and the bridge over the Loire (another mini milestone on the route to the south). Alimost in the same league as our favoured Pont du Normandie at 3.5km (but somewhat less cycle friendly).