Saturday, August 31, 2013

Nantes-Brest Canal

I never tire of the Nantes-Brest canal, despite writing two books about it and doing many talks, walks on the subject. My favourite part is the Aulne in Finistere, where I walked this morning. Hope one day I'll find the time to write a little guide Along the Aulne, because it is one of the loveliest rivers in Brittany.


Lucy said...

Have you seen the retired sailing barge called 'La Fée de l'Aulne'? She used to transport the maerle (?), the lime rich shell and sand mixture, from the coast to the inland farms, via the Aulne, and was so called because her draught was so shallow she could travel into the upper reaches of the river as if by magic. Not sure where she resides permanently, we saw her at Binic a few years ago.

Off to the Bay of Morlaix next week, our regular stopping place at Kerbiriou on the eastern side, now with my copy of The Saints Shore Way, to help us further explore the area.

WM said...

Thanks, Lucy. Interesting - I didn't know about that barge. Hope you have a great time in the Trégor. Let me know if you have any comments on the book.