We came back home on Monday, we chose not to take the option of breakfast in the hotel, and so we set off looking for something to eat. We were a bit early.
When I used to organise business meetings in London, I would arrange them for 9 o'clock. It was my pleasure to get up early, hit the road at about 6.30 and I could be in central London in less than an hour. There was never any traffic. I'd park up, find a restaurant and have a toasted bacon sandwich with coffee, and watch the city wake up as I planned the meeting and enjoyed breakfast. Walking around the empty St Malo streets at 8.00 on Monday morning reminded me of that.
We found a place eventually, and after a slow start we set off for the Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne. What a garden! We got there at lunchtime so we ate at the little on-site restaurant that was really excellent - the kind of delight that you can sometines find in little corners of France. And the garden is spectacular, perhaps the best one I have seen. Worth a visit for anyone who has the slightest interest in gardens. And only an hour away from our place. To re-visit.