There is a Google Map showing the location of all our stops
We left Southampton airport at lunch time arriving at Rennes just under an hour later. Entering the airport there was just one immigration officer standing in the doorway inspecting passports as we filed in, no customs, just a short wait until our bags came up on the luggage carousel.
Ian Slade the owner of Libje was there to meet us and drive us some 100Km to Rohan where the barge was moored. Here we were introduced to Ian’s wife Jane and their two dogs Millie and Pippa.
We had missed lunch following a full English at our hotel in the morning and the flight leaving at lunchtime so Jane rustled up what she described as a sandwich, more like a cold buffet meal.
We then accompanied Ian and the dogs for a short walk round the lake with him pointing out points of interest. We were not sailing until the morning so we spent the remainder of the afternoon sight seeing at the restored chateau Domaine de Kerguehenniec, This was a wonderful old building that has been beautifully restored and is now used to house modern art displays. In the basement which was the kitchen they still have the old cast iron cooking range which must be about 12 feet long. The green house is a classic example of their arty way of thinking, there is not a plant in sight, just rows of bright red plastic flowerpots. Although the sky looked very threatening the rain did hold off and the only rain we had all week fell during the night.
We headed back to Libje for a very enjoyable evening meal cooked by Jane.