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If our French needs to be corrected, send us your comments. In 2014 we translated the daily blog entry into French.  But for 2016 that will be just once in a while.  Usually the blog will only be in English.

For 2017 and forward it will be a weekly blog hopefully published on Sunday. It will probably only be in English. The translation to French is not difficult, it is all the reformatting of the text and pictures which makes it difficult.


 

the week ending Sunday June 26, 2022 – la semaine se terminant le dimanche 26 juin 2022

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MONDAY-20th walked to the harbor and then on the mole in both the morning and afternoon. There was a threat of rain showers which kept us close to home.

TUESDAY-21st had us walking to the Intermarché Super where we did the large item shopping for the week. Our friend Guy was leaving the store as we were arriving. He was there early and we were a bit late.

In the afternoon we took a walk out to the harbor and walked on the mole (breakwater). There was a diver working near the Renard sailing ship and a sail-surfer speeding around the harbor.

WEDNESDAY-22nd walk on the digue. The digue was very quiet. The tide was out so there was not much surf noise. There were very few people on the digue, not many walkers, not many bikers, and few runners. The pictures below were taken at noon and we were pretty much by ourselves.

THURSDAY-23rd we walked to the Rocabey marché. We did our usual shopping for meat, vegetable and fruit. The marché was not busy at all. On the walk back we once again saw our friend Jean-Yves and his little dog, Fripouille (scoundrel).

This evening we went to a new restaurant, Le Bar à Tartines. A tartines is a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients. It was very good. You can read more about the restaurant here on Trip Adviser. We will have more to say about the resto after our next visit.

FRIDAY-24th and we took a long walk on the digue. It was low-tide and the beach was huge. You could see a lot of rock formations which are usually under water. The low-tide exposed a lot of the rock formations. We did see a man running in sandals. The second time we saw him he was running bare footed, so he must have been toughening up his feet for some sort of event.

The afternoon was very quiet with an on-again off-again threat of rain. When we did go for a walk we made it a short one because the wind was blowing too strongly. We did see some notices in a few parking lots which closed them to parking for the next 10 day or so. It looks like a film company is going to do some filming on and round the south ramparts. We’ll have to keep an eye on events.

Just before returning to the apartment we stopped at the beer store L écume des bières (Beer foam). We bought a bottle of cider and two bottles of beer.

Our cider purchase, it was very good

SATURDAY-25th and we took a walk to Esplanade Saint-Vincent. The esplanade is just outside the ramparts by the castle. The city hosted a Fete des Corsaires (Feast of the Corsairs) today. The event has people dressed up as pirates and people from the 18th century. The event is focused on activities for children to do related to the seafaring history of the city.

In the late afternoon we returned to the Esplanade Saint-Vincent to watch the parade for the close of the Fete des Corsaires. There were dozens of costumed actors representing, military, pirates, lords and ladies, bourgeoisie and peasants. There were also dancers from India since the event specifically included references to 18th century voyages to the East Indies.

SUNDAY-26th and we took a great walk on the digue. The weather is great, low 17°C (60°F), light winds, and some clouds. The digue was a busy place today, as was the beach. It was low tide, so there were many people walking on the beach.

Our walk on the digue of 5.12KM (3.18MI)

Now that you have made it this far you have a choice on how to continue. Below is an album of photos from this week titled 2022-06-26 week album. There are two ways you can view the photos.

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2022-06-26 week album
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
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    morning walk to the harbor
  • Monday afternoon walk on the mole
    Monday afternoon walk on the mole
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    Monday afternoon walk on the mole
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    Monday afternoon walk on the mole
  • Monday afternoon walk on the mole
    Monday afternoon walk on the mole
  • Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday late morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday afternoon at the harbor - taxi-boat
    Wednesday afternoon at the harbor – taxi-boat
  • Wednesday afternoon at the harbor
    Wednesday afternoon at the harbor
  • Austria license plate
    Austria license plate
  • Lithuania license plate
    Lithuania license plate
  • Italy license plate
    Italy license plate
  • Friday morning walk on the digue
    Friday morning walk on the digue
  • Friday morning walk on the digue
    Friday morning walk on the digue
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    Friday morning walk on the digue
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    Friday morning walk on the digue
  • Friday morning walk on the digue
    Friday morning walk on the digue
  • Friday morning walk on the digue
    Friday morning walk on the digue
  • Friday morning walk on the digue
    Friday morning walk on the digue
  • Friday afternoon walk to the harbor
    Friday afternoon walk to the harbor
  • Friday afternoon walk to the harbor
    Friday afternoon walk to the harbor
  • Saturday morning walk to the castle
    Saturday morning walk to the castle
  • Saturday morning walk to the castle
    Saturday morning walk to the castle
  • Saturday morning walk to the castle
    Saturday morning walk to the castle
  • Saturday morning walk to the castle
    Saturday morning walk to the castle
  • Saturday morning walk to the castle
    Saturday morning walk to the castle
  • Saturday morning walk to the castle
    Saturday morning walk to the castle
  • Saturday morning walk to the castle
    Saturday morning walk to the castle
  • Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
    Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
  • Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
    Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
  • Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
    Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
  • Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
    Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
  • Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
    Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
  • Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
    Saturday parade at end of Fete des Corsaires in Esplanade Saint-Vincent
  • Sunday morning walk on the digue
    Sunday morning walk on the digue
  • Sunday morning walk on the digue
    Sunday morning walk on the digue
  • Sunday morning walk on the digue
    Sunday morning walk on the digue
  • Sunday morning walk on the digue
    Sunday morning walk on the digue
  • Sunday morning walk on the digue
    Sunday morning walk on the digue
  • Sunday morning walk on the digue
    Sunday morning walk on the digue

That is all for this week in Saint-Malo. Au revoir.

the week ending Sunday June 19, 2022 – la semaine se terminant le dimanche 19 juin 2022

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MONDAY-13th walk on Solidor Tower. The Solidor is located in Saint-Malo in the Saint-Servan area. The tower dates back to the 14th century.

walk to the Solidor Tower
SOLIDOR TOWER

We took advantage of the great weather and stopped at one of the restaurant/bar for a drink of grenadine and water. While having the drink we got to enjoy this wonderful view.

walk to the Solidor Tower
our view while having a grenadine and water drink on our walk to the Solidor Tower

TUESDAY-14th and a walk to the Intermarché Super and did the large item shopping for the week.

On the way back to our apartment we met our friend Jean-Yves and his little dog Fripouille (Scoundrel in English). They were walking on the Quai Duguay-Trouin on their way back to Jean-Yves’ apartment. We had a little discussion about supermarkets and prices. Jean-Yves is a proponent of the E.Leclerc supermarket chain as having the best prices. E.Leclerc is one of the largest supermarket chains in France.

In the afternoon we took a walk to say hello to the boules players and then walked to the harbor to see what was happening. It was low tide so not much was going on, but we did see a cruise ship anchored in the harbor, the World Navigator.

World Navigator
World Navigator anchored in the deeper part of the harbor – low tide in the harbor in the foreground

WEDNESDAY-15th walk on the digue. The weather is great and there is always something going on at the digue. If nothing else there are always people walking, bicycling, jogging and roller skating.

On the way back we take a detour parallel to ramparts to get to the Plage de Bon Secours. then a drink at the L’Embarque. The L’Embarque is a beach side restaurant directly in front of the sea water pool at the Plage de Bon Secours.

grenadine and water by the pool
our view while having a grenadine and water drink on our walk on the digue

In the afternoon we visited the boules court and then took a walk to the end of the mole. There were two cruise ships in the harbor the AIDAAURA on the left and the SILVER WIND on the right in the photo below.

second and third cruise ships this week in the harbor

THURSDAY-16th we walked to the Rocabey marché day. The local marché is our place to purchase the fresh products like meat, vegetables and fruit. Another thing we buy at the marché is Thai food. There is a Thai restaurant in the Paramé area of Saint-Malo and the owner of the restaurant brings many of her dishes to the marché. We bought food from her last year and this year it is just at good. Sandy discovered this vendor and we are all glad.

We did see this interesting hotel-bus this morning. The passengers travel in the bus and they also sleep on the bus. Interesting but we don’t think it is for us. If you are interested, try their site.

the hotel bus parked by the harbor – travel and sleep on the bus

FRIDAY-17th and it was a very warm day for Saint-Malo, around 32°C (90°F). We only wade in the water up to our ankles. The water temperature is 16°C (61°F) so no swimming for us. Maybe in August.

Sandy wading in the sea by the Plage de Bon Secours

After our vigorous wading we did stop at the L’Embarque for Sandy to have a grenadine syrup and water, and Phil to have a mint syrup and water.

SATURDAY-18th and we planned to wade in the water. The weather is good, but quite a bit cooler than Friday. Our plans were the same, so we went to the Plage de Bon Secours and waded in the water. The sea was not warmer. After the wading we went back to the L’Embarque for Sandy to have a grenadine syrup and water, and Phil to have a mint syrup and water, but this time we added a serving of fries. Big spenders!

walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
Saturday view from while we had our drinks and fries

SUNDAY-19th and the weather is much different. It rained over night and this morning the temperature is about 10 degrees Celsius lower than yesterday. It was high tide but not much was going on in the harbor. The harbor always looks better at high tide rather than low tide, but sometimes there is more happening at low tide. You can never tell, so that is why we usually take a walk to the harbor each day to see what is happening. Today, the wind was pretty strong, so when we went for walk we did not stay out for very long.

high tide and the water is pretty high on the ramp in the foreground

Now that you have made it this far you have a choice on how to continue. Below is a gallery of photos from this week titled 2022-06-19 week album. There are two ways you can view the photos.

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2022-06-19 week album
  • walk to the Solidor Tower
    walk to the Solidor Tower
  • walk to the Solidor Tower
    walk to the Solidor Tower
  • walk to the Solidor Tower
    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
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    walk to the Solidor Tower
  • walk to the Solidor Tower
    walk to the Solidor Tower
  • IRELAND LICENSE PLATE
    IRELAND LICENSE PLATE
  • World Navigator cruise ship in the harbor
    World Navigator cruise ship in the harbor
  • Sandy and six empty benches
    Sandy and six empty benches
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    walk on the digue
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    walk on the digue
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    walk on the digue
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    walk on the digue
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    walk on the digue
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    walk on the digue
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    walk on the digue
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    walk on the digue
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    walk on the digue
  • walk on the digue
    walk on the digue
  • grenadine and water by the pool
    grenadine and water by the pool
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    grenadine and water by the pool
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    grenadine and water by the pool
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    grenadine and water by the pool
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    grenadine and water by the pool
  • grenadine and water by the pool
    grenadine and water by the pool
  • silver wind - grenadine and water by the pool
    silver wind – grenadine and water by the pool
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    grenadine and water by the pool
  • grenadine and water by the pool
    grenadine and water by the pool
  • afternoon walk out on the mole
    afternoon walk out on the mole
  • plage du mole at low tide
    plage du mole at low tide
  • afternoon walk out on the mole
    afternoon walk out on the mole
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    afternoon walk out on the mole
  • afternoon walk out on the mole
    afternoon walk out on the mole
  • cormorant in the harbor
    cormorant in the harbor
  • afternoon walk out on the mole
    afternoon walk out on the mole
  • cruise ship AIDAAURA in the harbor
    cruise ship AIDAAURA in the harbor
  • afternoon walk out on the mole
    afternoon walk out on the mole
  • hotel-bus in saint-malo
    hotel-bus in saint-malo
  • heron in the harbor at low tide
    heron in the harbor at low tide
  • heron in the harbor at low tide
    heron in the harbor at low tide
  • heron in the harbor at low tide
    heron in the harbor at low tide
  • seagull flying in the harbor
    seagull flying in the harbor
  • fishing boat in the harbor
    fishing boat in the harbor
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
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    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
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    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
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    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
    walk in the water at Bon Secours beach
  • Sunday afternoon by the harbor
    Sunday afternoon by the harbor
  • Sunday afternoon by the harbor
    Sunday afternoon by the harbor
  • Sunday afternoon by the harbor
    Sunday afternoon by the harbor

That is all for this week in Saint-Malo. Au revoir.