Anyway, I hope that the weather doesn't put a damp squib on any celebrations that you may be planning this weekend - it is after all a historic occasion that we will not see again in our lifetimes - at least I know I won't! Not sure that I'll be going to the Diamond Jubilee picnic and concert in Godalming tomorrow though, I'll keep my eye on the weather forecast for now...
Some local teenagers took pity on us and showed us the pivot point and Andy had a go at moving it – successfully, as a couple of passing Dutch tourists will attest (if you can find them to ask!). These types of stones are also known as “roulers” and were a symbol of universal balance for the Druids.
Our ferry back to Portsmouth didn’t depart until late in the afternoon on our last day so we thought that we would take the opportunity to visit the iconic le Mont Saint Michel. Mont-St-Michel is a rocky tidal island connected to the mainland via a natural causeway. In April this year a new car park, 2.5 km from the island with a free shuttle service, was opened in an effort to cope with the over 3 million visitors that are attracted to the mount each year. We were lucky to be visiting out of season so drove straight to the old car park (which had large ominous flood warning signs) and walked to the foot of the Mont. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to do much exploring but just to actually see this famous landmark was enough for us for the time being.
Oh well, it was a pity but I really don’t know what had possessed the owner to buy the property in the first place – the chicken farm had obviously been there for some time. When we left the farm we had to traverse a very narrow bridge – the good old Sat Nav strikes again!