Port Mer is just north of Cancale and south of Pointe du Grouin and is the first sandy beach that you come to on this strip of coast coming from the direction of Mont St Michel. After that going west the rest of Brittany is full of sandy beaches but the bay of Mont St Michel is a big tidal mud flat full of oyster and mussel beds.
Naturally seafood figures high on the menus in all these coastal places with moules frites being a cheap and popular dish, but just to be contrary we both had something different!
I'm not going to waffle on any more; I'll just post photos with captions.
|He had: duck breast and frites|
I had: cassolette of moules and prawns in a creamy saffron sauce
Excuse my franglais
|This is what Port Mer looks like on a sunny day. It has 3 restaurant/cafe/bars and that's it.|
|So after lunch we went for a walk and admired all the floral displays. |
I'm just amazed by all the tender plants which grow happily here that would be
frosted in an instant chez moi. What a difference one hour north makes!
|There was Agapanthus galore|
|It's such a pretty plant, but oh so tender!|
|I loved all the red here with the balcony geraniums and what I think is a sage beneath.|
|Now I can grow house leeks and ivy, but the spiky thing probably|
wouldn't like it inland, and I did have a hebe once which my mum gave me.
That didn't survive winter!
|Whilst walking along the coastal path we saw a Little Egret|
wading around in the seaweed, which was rather fun.
|I have these at home too and they are just coming into flower for the first time.|
It's a sedum (stonecrop) of some sort.
(I don't have to be all knowledgeable and look up names when it's not my garden!!)
Edit: Sedum reflexum
|This one goes into the "I haven't got a clue" category. I don't know if it is a garden escapee,|
but it was growing wild all over the place, very pretty and the bugs liked it.
Edit: thanks to Miss M it is Jasione, either montana or maritima
|Why bother having a lawn when you can have this instead?|
|I ought to know what these are but I don't. I recognise them though.|
Edit: It's Sea Campion
|Looking back towards the beach through a forest of Mimosa trees.|
Quite common inland but anyone following my blog will know that my tree
is no more, after being frosted 3 out of the last 4 years :-(
|Very common around all these coastal parts and all through Normandy, |
a WWII German concrete gun emplacement.
|Someone had added some very colourful graffiti! No idea what it means but I think |
it looks really cool!
|This is coming up the hill from the beach to the car parking area (but looking down. Obviously).|
Have you ever seen such a perfectly clipped hedge before?!!
That's all folks. Bon weekend!