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Still in catch up mode.  Posting March 11 on March 14.

On Friday March 11 we walked on the ramparts to see the high tide.  It was not as spectacular because the wind was calm. The water was extremely high as you would

very high tide

very high tide

expect, but with the calm there was not much happening.

We stopped at the Hotel Quic-en-Groigne to say hi to Michel and Marie-Dominique the proprietors.  They invited us into the kitchen for a cup of coffee.  Sandy commented on their cups which are marked “Cafe Richard”  and he handed her a set of four.  Our friend Richard in Winona will love having a set.

We stopped at the Carrefour City market for yogurt, bananas, and cranberry juice.  Our next stop was back to the Intra-Muros market for small golden potatoes, a sweet potato, zucchini, pears, and oranges.  The vendor reminded us that he would be on vacation next week.  His wife was working with him today and she remembered us.

At 2:30 pm our friend Claudine Heleu arrived at our apartment.  She and Sandy had arranged to spend some time together this afternoon.  We visited for a while then went outside for a walk.  She wanted to go to a tea salon and took me to Bergamote near the

raspberry dessert

raspberry dessert

Cathedral.  It was a lovely place.  We shared a pot of orange and ginger tea and considered the desserts.  They had three choices today, a lemon meringue cake, a cream and raspberry cake, and a chocolate creation.  We each chose the raspberry and it was delicious.  It was so light it almost melted in your mouth yet had a cookie like crust.  Phil would love the desserts.  They are open for lunch and serve crepes, galettes, and omelette. We walked around the town looking at new shops and climbed the stairs to look at the sea.  Around 17:00 Claudine thought she should head home and I walked her to the Porte Dinan where she had parked her car.  It was a lovely afternoon and I enjoyed visiting with her.  Her treat of tea and dessert were wonderful too.

Phil was off doing some errands in the afternoon.  He made an appointment to see the local doctor next week.  He also scheduled appointments for us to get hair cuts next week at the Gomina Coiffure.

After scheduling the appointments he went to the harbor.  The tide was very low.  The most interesting thing was the cormorant.  The cormorant is a bird which can fly, but it feeds by floating on the water and then diving into the water to catch its food. It can

fishing boat unloading

fishing boat unloading

stay underwater for quite a long time and will often resurface a long way from where it entered the water. Because the tide was out, the cormorant did not have to dive deep.  So it made quite a few short little dives to get its food.  There is almost always a cormorant in the harbor which makes it interesting to just sit on a bench and watch.  Here are some pictures of the harbor.

You can always click on a picture to enlarge.

cormorant

cormorant

fishing boat unloading

fishing boat unloading

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