Wednesday 28 August 2013: Gardens at Gouarec
Today was our first full day on the canal, starting on the canal and ending on the canal. Today we cycled from lock 218 t0 140, and changed from the river Aulne to the river Hyeres, then a section of actual man-made canal, up a serious section of up locks and arriving at Gouarec where the canal connects to the river Blavet.
A long day but a good day. Lots of nice things to see as we biked along - pretty place Brittany...
Our bed tonight is in another gite d'etape, this time in the old railway station. After unloading and a shower we went to explore, finding one shop full of British goods and the local tourist information office staffed by Brits! Today's picture is from the very pretty public garden made over what I suppose was old rolling-yards from the former railway.