Friday, 8 February 2008

Market Day

Yesterday was market day at one of our local towns, Malestroit
( As well a having an excellent fresh produce market, the town also boasts one of the few English language book shops in the vicinity, so as you can well imagine, it is very popular with all ex- pats !!
Malestroit stands on the banks of the river Oust, part of the Nantes-Brest canal system, and is a very popular tourist town
in the summer months. Yesterday, thanks to the extremely heavy rains the Province has been experiencing lately, the normally sleepy Oust was full to overflowing, and had burst its banks just outside the town, flooding surrounding fields.These photos were taken in the town centre from one of the many bridges spanning the river - not a pleasure boat in sight !!
Unfortunately, because of all the markets stalls and people milling around, I wasn't able to take many photos of the lovely old dwellings in the town , but managed this one without too much 21st century intrusion !!

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