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MONDAY-11th Took the bus to the Carrefour Hypermarché at LaMadeline center. We purchased two small table fans. We expect we will need the fans in the next few days as we are suppose to have a heat wave over the weekend. Very few apartments or homes are air conditioned in Saint-Malo.

TUESDAY-12th and Sandy was early to the local marché. She was in line in front of our neighbor from the 5th floor (6th floor in USA counting) of our building, Nathalie. Nathalie was there with her husband Nicolas.

We had our weekly trip to the Intermarché Super. At the store, we bumped into the restauranteur from across the street at the store. We exchanged greetings, but we were unable to determine if he was shopping for himself or for his resto. It is a very small resto, which he runs by himself most of the time. Only for a few weeks at peak season in August will he hire a server to assist.

WEDNESDAY-13th walked the digue in the morning and really didn’t have any other plans for the day.

THURSDAY-14th on our way to the Rocabey marché we met up with our friend Jean-Yves and his little dog Fripouille. We talked about the heat and Jean-Yves said the dog did not like to walk on the hot asphalt. We walked to the Rocabey marché for some meat for Sunday dinner, ham for sandwiches, and mini-pizzas for lunch.

While at the marche, we met our friend Michel, who along with his wife Marie Dominque, is the proprietor of the Hôtel Quic-en-Groigne in the Intra-Muros. He was buying tapenades and olives from the same vendor that supplies Sandy with olives. We asked him if any of the Netflix people, from last weeks filming, had stayed at his hotel. He responded that they had rented three room but had not used them. He called that “good business.”

Today was the Féte National, the National Holiday celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution. There was a lot of BLUE, WHITE and RED, the colors of the French flag. At 23:00 we went out to watch the fireworks. The fireworks were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

FRIDAY-15th Sandy stocked up on some vegetables and fruit from the Intra-Muros marché. Mid-morning we took a walk to the chocolate shop on the Quai Duguay-Trouin and bought some chocolates at the Carre chocolat shop.

In the evening, we went up to the 5th floor (6th floor in USA counting) for aperitifs at the top floor apartment of Nicolas and Nathalie. They live in Versailles and are here this week to “télé travailler.” Their jobs allow them to occasionally work from home, so that is what they are doing this week here at their secondary home in Saint-Malo. They are here with their two children, Gwenaëlle and Corentin, who are both at university, but working in Saint-Malo now for their summer jobs.

SATURDAY-16th and a walk on the digue. As we crossed the Esplanade Saint-Vincent we met Philippe with this dog Gavroche, and Jean-Yves with his dog Fripouille. We talked about the heat for a few minutes and everyone agreed that Sunday and Monday would be stay indoors days.

SUNDAY-17th with temperature at 33°C (91.4°F) Sandy wanted to go to the beach. We went to the Plage de Bon Secours for a dip in the water, but only up to our shoulders. The water temperature is still cold 19°C (66°F).


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  • Tuesday stop at the boulangerie
    Tuesday stop at the boulangerie
  • Wednesday morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday morning walk on the digue
  • Wednesday morning walk on the digue
    Wednesday morning walk on the digue
  • Thursday July 14 - Fete National
    Thursday July 14 – Fete National
  • Thursday July 14 - Fete National
    Thursday July 14 – Fete National
  • Thursday July 14 - Fete National
    Thursday July 14 – Fete National
  • Saturday walk on the digue at high tide
    Saturday walk on the digue at high tide
  • Saturday walk on the digue at high tide
    Saturday walk on the digue at high tide
  • Saturday walk on the digue at high tide
    Saturday walk on the digue at high tide
  • Saturday walk on the digue at high tide
    Saturday walk on the digue at high tide
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach - cold water
    Sunday morning at the beach – cold water
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach
  • Sunday morning at the beach
    Sunday morning at the beach

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