Thursday, August 25, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private pool

Today along with the guest currently staying at La Forge (the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool ) we popped down to the Bar de Etel for a spot of beach casting.

Yesterday I drove to Lorient which is about 25 minutes from the holiday cottage to buy some additional fishing equipment in the Decathlon store and pick up some rag worms. Unfortunately they did not hold the normal worms that I would have bought ( The Demi mure, red box) but only had the jumbo and small rag, so I decided to try the supermarket near Crach to buy some bait.

The reason I don't buy the Jumbo is because at 5.50 euros a box I find them rather expensive...what a mistake that turned out to be because when we arrived at the super market 'Intermarche' they did have the worms I wanted but at the extortionate price of 7.20 a box, by then it was to late if we wanted to catch the tide and avoid further driving to the Decathlon store in Vannes so we headed of to the fishing venue with just 2 boxes each, I would normally buy 4 for my 2 rods.

As my daughter was with me and the guest staying at the cottage took his 13 year old son I opted not to fish the full run of the incoming tide. High tide was at 3pm and we started fishing at noon. The coefficient was really low today at 32 yet I was still picking up weed for the first hour at which point less and less weed was being hauled in on each retrieve.

I used my favorite rig, very simple a running ledger with a 3ft hook length on an Aberdeen no1 long shank and fished the rag worm about 80 meters from the shore on both rods. Around 2pm I had my first bite of the day and caught a 1lb Bass in lovely condition. I was waiting to switch from using rag at long range to Mackerel at 30 meters at slack tide for the Turbot but while helping out the guest a large wave hit the rocks where I had placed the mackerel and all was lost. I ended up finishing fishing at 3pm because the bait run out, but all was good as I caught my supper and my daughter was getting restless.

Although the tide was quite week it was not a pleasant day to fish with high winds creating some large waves and rain for most of the 3 hours.

The guest staying at La forge took advantage of the spare beach caster and reel that I have available to use.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool

Just 25 min away from the Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool is the city of Lorient and each year it holds its ' Festival Interceltique' one of Brittany's biggest events.

From 5th - 14th August over 2000 bands play within the city centre, I popped down with my daughter on Wednesday 10th for the afternoon and early evening. For a glimpse of the event click here.

Guest staying at La Forge and La Veille Maison have been enjoying the pool all week, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday with the weather being so hot and sunny.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private pool and gym

Over the last 2 weeks a Dutch family have been enjoying there holiday at La Forge, the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool and gym. Within the family were 3 young lads ages between 16 & 12 and all were keen to workout in the gym.

Due to all the preparation work within the gym building and getting La Veille Maison ready for this years holiday season I had not been in the gym for a couple of months.

The hardest part about being away from the gym is getting restarted and it was a real pleasure training with the Dutch boys almost every night as it got me back into a regular routine.

They left the holiday cottage last Saturday and I have now continued to train, my first leg workout was very painful during as the muscles were screaming out that this felt strange....lifting weights again, I surprised myself in that I managed to do 140 kg for 5 reps, 5 days later it was our second leg workout and I managed 7 reps with 150kg, I'll soon be back up to 8-10 reps with 160kgs. Being natural you don't tend to loose much strength if your out of the gym for a while which is another great reason not to touch steroids.

The gym is available to use for all guest staying at La forge and La Veille maison and your welcome to train alone or more than welcome to have me as a training partner.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private pool

Just 20 minutes away from the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool is the medieval city of Hennebont which is on the way to Lorient.

Marking its 16th anniversary the city of Hennebont held its Medieval festival again this year on the 30th & 31st July.

I decided to pop along on Sunday to watch the events and it was a glorious hot sunny day, Hennebont was packed with people and I thoroughly enjoyed the day there, the only regret was I arrived at 12.30 pm and missed the grand parade of every one in costume.

For a look at the event, click here.

La Forge and La Veille Maison are ideally situated to enjoy all the delights Brittany has to offer within the Morbihan region.

La Forge is available to rent all year where as La Veille Maison is available to rent from May half term 2012 to the start of September that year.