Tourist Information in Concarneau was helpful and we found ourselves
a room in the nearby Les Oceanides, for 58 euros including breakfast.
We quickly headed out to the Ville Close, the small fortified island
that is now the tourist centre of town.
a nesting kittiwake
Going up onto the walls gave us good view of the harbour looking out,
and of backyards in the Ville, and kittiwakes on the roofs. After we
came down to wander the shops, we bought some souvenir items and some
, a cake that's a Breton speciality, and eventually
had fish and sardines for dinner. It wasn't too crowded,
at least at this time of year.
We walked back to the hotel in lovely evening light, just perfect
for photography, and fed the kittiwakes and juvenile gulls.
rusting drums on the quay
shopping for oysters
Camilla did some work while I looked through photographs; the birds were
calling outside. It was a comfortable room, with a small desk and chair for
Camilla to work at, and an extra single bed to put stuff on.
Sunday 17th June
It was raining quite heavily in the morning. We packed up, had breakfast,
and drove closer to the Ville Close, where we visited the Musee de la
Peche and bought more chocolates and seaweed cookies. Then we headed
off for Pont-Aven.
The Musee de la Peche or "Fishing Museum" has
an excellent array of material, including actual machinery and boats as well
as models and maps and interpretive presentations. There's also
a "floating" part to the museum (which you can see a photo of above).
Next: Pont Aven + St Maurice Abbey