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In an effort to encourage my rehabititation and provide an opportunity to share the places we all love in Brittany and Normandy with some inspiring images I thought it might be worthwhile to share the places we miss and can't wait to revisit. So I thought we might post images for members to identify.

To avoid tripping over each other please give each image a specific reference. e.g. cvbabishop 01 etc. This one is cvab01

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I kept my Jaguar 25 yacht in Chichester Marina for many years. Lots of great memories. Chichester was a great base for exploring the Solent plus further afield to Christchurch and Poole Harbour.

Presumably everything is still on hold during the latest lockdown. Infection numbers in France seem to be very high still. Round here in SE UK infection levels are currently close to zero for whi

In an effort to encourage my rehabititation and provide an opportunity to share the places we all love in Brittany and Normandy with some inspiring images I thought it might be worthwhile to share the

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54 minutes ago, cvabishop said:

Sorry mods. mispelt Brittany in the title - please amend. Only one eye wotking at the moment!

Wasn‚Äôt sure whether you wanted it to be Bretagne or Brittany, but assumed the latter and therefore changed Normandie too! ūüėĀ

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Whilst I know that Ed has a fixation about visiting the southernmost toilet in the UK (see photo), he really should shake off his shackles and visit the neighbouring, but French, and simply astonishing Chausey islands. On spring tides with 13m rise and fall, it is spectacular. The photo shows a wiggly arrow to where we anchor in a pool where we always have sufficient water. The Grande Ile is served by passenger boats from Granville, and has a hotel with restaurant and some gites, but the many other small islands and rocks are a paradise.1630260887_Minquierstoilet.jpg.d77a9da1aeaba086271d34a9ea8a058a.jpg1978075734_ChauseyAneretanchorage.thumb.jpg.1f865291b82b611646a776d4f61e57f9.jpg1564125912_WP_20180714_15_43_26_Pro21238.thumb.jpg.0113e41d7346c38f608f763d8f8298a5.jpg

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13 minutes ago, Khaines said:

Water tower - first pic?  Water tower converted to some kind of living accommodation?

I think you are right - I engineered the electrics for one in  Lincolnshire, a little village called Whaplode - it was 60m tall  - the hollow  central core with spiral stair passes through the conical shaped tank, allowing access to the roof.

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Yes it is a water tower at Pleurtuit west of Dinard which was converted into a restaurant. It appears not to have been successful but we always regretted not visiting when it was open as the view must have been amazing.

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Spaceship on a stick like my kids said .... Lots of them all over France. Not sure if they were ahead in the space race or taken over by aliens though ...?

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8 hours ago, colin said:

Whilst I know that Ed has a fixation about visiting the southernmost toilet in the UK (see photo), he really should shake off his shackles and visit the neighbouring, but French, and simply astonishing Chausey islands. On spring tides with 13m rise and fall, it is spectacular. The photo shows a wiggly arrow to where we anchor in a pool where we always have sufficient water. The Grande Ile is served by passenger boats from Granville, and has a hotel with restaurant and some gites, but the many other small islands and rocks are a paradise.1630260887_Minquierstoilet.jpg.d77a9da1aeaba086271d34a9ea8a058a.jpg1978075734_ChauseyAneretanchorage.thumb.jpg.1f865291b82b611646a776d4f61e57f9.jpg1564125912_WP_20180714_15_43_26_Pro21238.thumb.jpg.0113e41d7346c38f608f763d8f8298a5.jpg

I've been over to Chausey a couple of times. I walked around clockwise the first time. Then, adventurously, went anticlockwise the second time. I think I have now covered all the available options on land but next time will take the round-island wildlife cruise. As to the Minquiers, the company in Jersey is still holding my RIB ticket for me. However, Manche Iles Express haven't replied to my email for a refund yet as I can't be sure I'll be able to use it before the end of this year.

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10 hours ago, nottingham said:

I think you are right - I engineered the electrics for one in  Lincolnshire, a little village called Whaplode - it was 60m tall  - the hollow  central core with spiral stair passes through the conical shaped tank, allowing access to the roof.

We have on in Boscombe, in Bournemouth that has been converted but it isn’t round.  Quite upmarket apartments built in.  Not sure about roof access.  

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