As you can probably tell by the name of our blog, we’ve been on a plane or two in our lives. But now and again, we’ve had to float, not fly. One of these occasions was a couple of weeks ago when we were invited to give Brittany Ferries a spin and check out the historical port town of Saint-Malo, a short hop, jump and skip across the pond from Portsmouth. A weekend of seafood, wine and segways? Count us in!
The walled city of Saint-Malo
I have to say our experiences with boats haven’t always gone (ahem) swimmingly.
Firstly there was the time our engine broke down and we thought we were fish food in Indonesia. Then there was the time we had to abandon ship in Croatia in the dead of night. There’s also the fact that even sitting on the floating jetty down by the Bristol harbourside can leave me feeling a tad queasy. But with a comfy cabin, plenty of refreshments and the breeze in your hair looking out off the back of the boat (the front is way too bouncy, I don’t care what Jack and Rose might say!) you can have a super pleasant trip that’s an experience in itself en route to France. Oh, and let’s not forget box of seasick pills just in case – don’t leave home without them kids!
As well as being pleasantly surprised by the ferry, we were pleasantly surprised with small, quaint Saint-Malo – check out our 10 things to do there. Thanks to Brittany Tourism we explored cobbled streets and sweeping coastline; enjoyed creamy caramels and mouthwatering crepes; and had a lovely time getting to know a bunch of lovely bloggers.
We even had a little play with making a short movie of our time there! So, if a video of seafood, wine and segways sounds up your street, check out our taster of Saint-Malo below…