The mine of Locmaria-Berrien, or the best kind of explorations

Two narrow canals, one fed by the lake in Huelgoat, one by the rivière d’Argent, go throughthe woods and around the valley, à flanc de colline, mid-slope. The upper canal is full of trouts. It is home to mallards and wagtails, and crosses enchanting beech woods. The green leaves, still tender at the end ofContinue reading “The mine of Locmaria-Berrien, or the best kind of explorations”

The Aulne maritime and the Nantes-to-Brest canal

East of the stunning pont de Trévénez (discover here), you go up the Aulne maritime, the estuary of the Aulne river. At Port-Launay, a lock stops the tides, and turns the meandering river into the canal de Nantes à Brest. But a place called Le Passage, fifteen kilometres down river from Port-Launay, was the ancestralContinue reading “The Aulne maritime and the Nantes-to-Brest canal”