So, as I am very behind in blogging about my adventure, I am going to combine all of my weekend day trips/ activities into one post.
I would like you to do an exercise for me please. Please put on your best french accent (warm up a bit, practice, watch some pink panther, etc).
Now, please, with that amazing accent you've got going, say the word "beach."
And now you can laugh and laugh because honestly, no matter how hard they try, the French cannot pronounce the difference between these two words. And, I hate to admit it, but it is one of the funniest things ever.
For my first official weekend (official because I actually had school that week) my host sisters, a couple of our friends, and I went to Carnac Beach for a fun day in the sun. It was nice and warm out, (24˚C- like 75˚F-ish I believe) and I put on my swimsuit and got out my sunglasses. The beach wasn't too far away and once we got there it wasn't too crowded so we were able to find a nice spot on the sand. After playing in the water and relaxing on the sand we walked to the shop that holds the world record for having the most ice cream flavors IN THE WORLD. Yes, I know I said that twice.
There were literally hundreds of flavors, anything from honey to grape, chocolate to melon.
I got three flavors- white chocolate, blackberry and grapefruit. Needless to say, it was amazing!
The next weekend that I will share about we went clam digging! For me, never having been before, it was quite an experience!
We took the boat to an island where our adventure took place. The island was incredibly pretty and lovely! Before we started, we had a nice picnic on the beach with lots of bread, meat, and cheese!
Then we began. We walked around in the mud, sinking, falling, and getting disgusting while searching for the clams. It was very fun and we actually caught a lot of them! That night we ate them, and although I detest seafood, I tried one. They weren't horrible, and they were even better because we caught them ourselves!
Yes, I am aware that what I am about to tell you about is not the next consecutive weekend, but it is the next weekend that I did something exciting!
We went to a beautiful island called L'ile de Bréhat. It is in northern Brittney and about a two hour drive from Vannes! I knew that we were going to visit the island, but nobody thought to tell me that we were spending the night! (Ok, well they said they did and I just didn't understand, but I'm not to sure about that...lol) So after I rushed to get everything packed we took the two hour drive to a town near the island where friends of my host family live. Then, with them, we drove to a dock and took a five minute ferry ride to the gorgeous island. We ate sweet and savory crêpes at a nice little restaurant and then we walked around the island. It was a great day!
We spent the night at the home of my host family's friends and in the morning walked around, and later that day drove back to Vannes! An all around great weekend!
And now I believe that you are mostly caught up on my life here in France! Keep reading for more on my wonderful adventures!