We’ve been spending the last couple of days with Jono on the campsite where he’s working for the summer – just outside Nevez, on the Brittany coast not far from Pont Aven (a lovely little town, full of art galleries – Gauguin lived there before going to Tahiti. After a few hops across from Calais, it’s been good to be in one place and we’ve enjoyed catching up with a good friend and seeing first hand the lifestyle of a campsite rep. He’s working for one of the big-name holiday companies, specialising in providing cycling-related activities. As well as taking holidaymakers out on cycle tours of the local area which he has put together to cater for a mix of abilities, he is also engaged in helping children on a learn-to-ride a bike programme. What a fab summer job for a total cycling fiend! Thanks, Jono, for helping get our bikes into usable shape, and for all the hints and tips.
We’ve been relaxing and exploring the local area – visiting Concarneau by van and Pont-Aven by bike, a different means of enjoying the open road. The roads round here are perfect for cycling – not too many hills and the bonus of helping keep the inches off as we can’t help but sample the local delicacies. Swimming in the campsite pool is helping too.
Still encountering various technical hitches with regular internet access, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated as we leave here tomorrow heading south, to see a bit more of Brittany (Carnac and the Golfe de Morbihan next, with their prehistoric megalithes), then lazily head Spain-wards. Pictures soon too, hopefully.
At last had a look at your blog. Just returning from a meeting at the publishers association about returns! I thought you would like to feel smug about us poor mortals who are battling on in our little worlds! Neither Alan Sampson or us won our categories when we went to the awards dinner though we did have free tickets to the event which at £170 a pop was worth something! Your trip sounds wonderful I am watching with interest love sheryl xx
All so idyllic. how are you coping in the big red beast, is the kip restful?
Glad you’re enjoying it guys, we loved Brittany and had a peaceful night overlooking the cliffs on Quiberon. There was a huge market in the main town that we could have spent all day at. Just checked the diary, market day was Saturday!