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Day 25. Mont Saint Michel πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

sunny 34 °C

19C at 8 AM this morning and it climbed rapidly. Dennis & Gin went into Pontorson for a clinic but couldn't find one so went to emerg. Dennis has bronchitis and was given 2 prescriptions. Couldn't fill it though as this area has a very civilized lunch time. All shops close from 12-2p. So they came back to the hotel for a nap and left again to get the Rx filled. Only 7k. We went out to Mont St. Michel after breakfast and climbed and climbed up to the Abbey. We got a narrated tour for only €3 more than the cost of admission and we were so happy we did. This Abbey was begun in 708 and has been constructed and reconstructed since then. Sometimes due to needs, fire, wars etc. and it is magnificent. Listening to the stories, history and folklore associated with it makes me glad to be living in the 21st century πŸ˜ƒ. We had lunch at one of the many, many restaurants up there and we weren't back until 2. By then it was 33C and we were cooking. We are staying inside a restricted area at a lovely hotel with A/C. Thank goodness. The gates only open to this tiny village from 7-midnight. There are about 6 hotels, 7 restaurants and a gallery, grocery and gift store and camping area hidden somewhere we cannot see. I am hoping to stay awake until 10:30 when it is sunset to take photos. We'll see. 34C on the water, the wind is blowing and we are struggling. What wimps! We had a lazy late afternoon in our air-conditioned hotel room, tried to go for a walk, no shade, so went back to relax and read until it cooled down or at least the sun went down enough we could find shade. We did stay up and sawed a gorgeous sunset on Mont Saint Michel and even for a lazy afternoon , covered 9 k.

Posted by GBallam 23:12 Archived in France

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