Hello Dear Reader,
We’re off to Blighty on Thursday and are enjoying the last days of sunshine. The dogs are loving it too. We walk in the early mornings and later evening and we love investigating the back streets and by ways.
These crepes are made in Huelgoat and I tried them as they’re only 27% wheat flour, they were lovely but I had a very severe reaction and although I can recommend them, I won’t be eating any more.
We love the walks in the ancient alleyway that lead up and down from the canals to the old town. I can imagine carts with ponies coming up from the silver mines and how many feet would have walked these pathways.
Here’s our favourite doggy walk from our street down to the lavoir and fontaine. We often find camper vans here and the lavoir cloudy after people have washed their clothes there.
You can still see the bloom from the soap. People kneel either side and wash their clothes against the granite. There’s a constant stream of water through the lavoir but like a swimming pool, it takes a while to refill. It’s maintained for people to use, it makes sense doesn’t it that everyone should have somewhere to wash their clothes and everyone no matter how skint you are should have clean clothes?
Our little town of Huelgoat has a camping aire, which is where camping cars can park overnight. You can see here that our camping aire is very popular. It was 4€ to park there for the night.
We walking past the aire and past the municipale campsite which again is a facility provided by the community at a reasonable charge. It runs alongside the river.
Two hundred metres along the river is the public swimming pool which is only open in July and August. This again, is funded locally for the locals and visitors to enjoy
I love the French attitude that everyone can have access to a holiday, exercise and public facilities. It doesn’t cost much to get away for the weekend or a holiday and local towns make sure there are walks, trails and places that are free or very cheap to exercise.
I think that 2.50€ for an un timed swim is just brilliant.
I’ve totally fallen in love with this little French town of Huelgoat, the walks by the rivers and lake, the forest, through the back streets and alleyways. If I can persuade just one of you to drop by whilst in Brittany then my job is done. Maybe drive by in your camping car, pitch your tent in the camping municipale or rent a gite in the town or nearby. Stop a while or a few days or just stay forever.
It’s only eighteen weeks until Christmas when we’ll be back again. If you visit before then, drop me a line and let me know.
Love Froogs xxxxx