A FEW PICTURES FROM A SHORT HOLIDAY TO
LANISCAT, BRITTANY, NTH FRANCE.
I was invited to spends some time with friends at their house in Laniscat. I had a very enjoyable break. We sailed trom Plymouth and looking back at the harbour there was a train loaded with track vehicles for the army. We passed the harbour look-out building and a naval bestryer was negotiating the channel and following us out to sea.
|CONTENTS of SITE|
|AIRCRAFT other fliers|
|ARRAN ISLAND HOLIDAY|
|BARBON HILL CLIMB|
|BOATS and BOATING|
|KITE and WINDSURFING|
|LAND and SEASCAPES|
|LAND and SEASCAPES-2|
|LAND and SEASCAPES-3|
|SCOTTISH HOLIDAY 2010|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag2|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag3|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag4|
|S/W IRELAND HOL 2007|
|SUNSETS and SUNRISES|
|SCOTTISH HOL - 2007|
A crab fisher was working on his boat and a fast looking catamaran was moored in the channel.
We passed an island with a huge bunker on it and then another island to reach the open sea.
This is the lovely house that David and Christine have renovated in Laniscat.
On a day trip out they took me to the Chateau Bourbonsais with it's private zoo, 3 packs of Fox hounds and a Falconry centre.
The lady hunt master and her whipper-in brought out a pack of hounds to show how well behaved they were. They kept very close and even when their food was spread along the grass the dogs did not go for it.
To show how much they were under her control they dismounted and walked the dogs passed the food. Not one left the pack until the signal from the hunt master and then they devoured it in quick time.
Another day we went to the Sept Isles on the northern coast and took a boat trip to see the Gannets (pictures on www.peterbagnall-wildlifeimages.co.uk ). The highest, largest of the islands had a huge colony of breeding Gannets. We managed to get photographs of them carrying seaweed back to the island for nesting material. We also took coastline pictures on the way back of the spectacular rock formations and some of the dwellings.
At other times we visited a north coast village with a lovely sandy bay and mullet in the harbour.
On a trip to the south Brittany coast we photographed unusual rock formations, mistletoe growing on their host tree. The rocks are known as 'Crab rock' and 'Turtle head rock' and I think you can see a resemblance
We did an early morning visit to a section of the Nantes - Brest canal.