Our Week at Maison Mielles

We were lucky enough to spend a week at Maison Mielles at the end of July, just missing the awful weather that plagued us the previous week – we must of had 3 months rainfall in a week, which was great for the garden, but not much fun for the guests. A week is never enough, but here are a few photos of our week at the beach, without a car, so back to basics with the bicycles.

There is a house on our street that resembles something out of a fairy tale. They just kept building up and up and up. There was a houseful of people from Paris our first weekend and they built a sand chateau of serious proportions. Is using a garden shovel cheating?

Ellie investigates the Chateau

The Foundations are laid

Seaward Side

Nearly Finished

Seen from above

We went for a picnic at Les Salines, which are the salt marshes a few kms from the house. I am not used to riding a bike – basically because I am very bad at it, but I really don’t remember it hurting quite so much when I was younger.

Picnic at Les Salines

Picnic at Les Salines

Picnic at Les Salines

We spent part of an afternoon at the races, just three houses away from Maison Mielles, there are only half a dozen race days a year, three or four of which are in July and August, so a special occassion.

Cross Country Race - St Martin de Bréhal

Trotters - Race Day, St Martin de Bréhal

Trotters - Race Day, St Martin de Bréhal

Trotters - Race Day, St Martin de Bréhal

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