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Sunday 7th June

sunny 23 °C

After breakfast we headed to the coast stopping off at a couple of places to walk along the stunning white beaches and take photos.
Our destination was Bénodet and we arrived there just in time for lunch. We decided on a spot overlooking the sea called le Transat. Grant and I opted for fish dishes and Dad had chicken with mushrooms. The service was very slow but we didn't mind as we were just chatting and watching the world go by. Grant had a trio of small desserts to finish and Dad had a creme brulee.
After lunch we took a walk along the beach and had a look at a couple of the sea front shops.
Bobby started to flag quickly in the heat so we headed back to the car and took in a number of small, pretty coastal towns and villages on the way home.
When we got home, we got a very light dinner and then Grant and I went for a 3 mile walk. Grant had used his satmap to plot the riverside walk whose start was just a 10 minute car journey from the cottage.
We returned home and did some planning for the days ahead.

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Saturday 6th June

sunny 21 °C

We had breakfast and then just relaxed for a couple of hours at the cottage. We drove to nearby Scaer and had a wander around the local market. We bought some eggs from a charming lady and I totally fell in love with her beautiful coton de tulear dog.
We tried to go for lunch to a restaurant called L'Assiette Scaeroise but they were fully booked so we instead went to crêperie a la crêpe d'autrefois. We managed to get a table outside and we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal.
We returned to the cottage and Charles appeared to cut the lawn and clean the pool. After he had finished, we relaxed in the garden and spent a bit of time in the pool.
For dinner we sat outside and had a salad with cheese and bread followed by some delicious local strawberries.
Afterwards we went for a short walk with Dad and Bobby.
Dad and Grant watched the Champions League cup final game when we returned to the cottage.

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Friday 5th June

semi-overcast 19 °C

We drove to Concarneau in the morning and had a wander around the impressive market. Its size was somewhat overwhelming in comparison to the previous markets we had visited and we found the choice too much of a distraction. Our shopping bags remained empty!
We had a walk around the old town and browsed at the tourist shops and cafés.
For lunch we returned to the market square area and a place called Ty Cosy overlooking the market - which by lunch time was coming to an end.
We sat outside on the terrace so Bobby could sit with us. The sun shone intermittently but luckily there was no rain.
Dad and Grant opted for the menu du jour which included a cheese salad starter and hake. I opted for a mixed fish platter which included skate, cod and hake. All the dishes were perfectly cooked and well presented.
After lunch we took a coastal path home and took Bobby for a walk along the very impressive beach at Trevignon.
We made a quick stop at Super U (Rosporden) and then once we returned home we prepared a light salad dinner. After dinner, Dad and Bobby relaxed while Grant and I went for a short walk around the neighbouring countryside.

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Thursday 4th June

sunny 24 °C

We drove about an hour to a gorgeous small town called Huelgoat. It was market day and we thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the market square and filling our shopping bag with fruit and vegetables.
We went for a short walk along the river and noticed a gorgeous spot for lunch called Creperie du Pont Neuf so we booked a table for midday.
We sat at a table outside overlooking the river but under an umbrella shade which kept Bobby happy.
It was a good job that we booked a table as the creperie filled up quickly and in no time at all the place was completely full.
Dad ordered a glass of cider and Grant and I ordered a small carafe of wine.
Our crepes did not disappoint at all and Dad's mushroom omelette was wonderful. We ordered a sweet banana crepe for dessert and Dad ordered an ice cream sundae.
After dinner we headed home to make the most of the mid 20s temperature. We sat in the sunshine and had our first swim in the pool.
We had a light salad meal outside in the sunshine and then went on a local walk (about 1.5 miles) with Bobby.
When we returned at 9pm it was still warm and sunny so we played cards and munched on biscuits on the outside table.

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Wednesday 3rd June

sunny 19 °C

We spent the morning at the local doctors surgery in Coray waiting for an appointment. The doctor spoke very little French so it made for an interesting experience! He examined my finger that looked to have an infection and though we had waited over an hour and a half to be seen, I'm glad we made the effort.
As it had turned midday when we left, we decided to boycott our original plan of visiting Pont Aven in favour of visiting a local creperie called Creperie de la Ferme in Roudouallec.
We ordered a carafe of wine and then I ordered a smoked salmon crepe while Dad and Grant ordered cheese based crepes. The food was tasty and well presented so we decided to order a couple of desserts. Dad ordered pear belle helene and Grant ordered a café gourmand which included a delicious chocolate mousse.
After dinner we returned to our cottage and sat in the sunshine reading.
After a light dinner in the garden outside, we went for an extended 3 mile walk from our cottage with Bobby.
When we returned we played cards before going to bed.

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