Saturday, 27 August 2016

Ile de Batz Fortifications









A few photos from our camping week which included a day trip to the Ile de Batz, just off shore from Roscoff. The first few are a small bunker complex on the SE corner of the island, over looking the approaches to the old port of Roscoff. The water was a fantastic shade of aquamarine as you can see. The second lot are of a small two gun redoubt on the adjacent point, which was originally constructed in the 1600's to control the anchorage and harbour approaches. They had a bit of a pirate problem at the time, so the battery was a useful deterrent and was subsequently used throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. A nice day out!

4 comments:

  1. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

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  2. It really is a stunning place to visit.

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  3. Looks more like the Carribean! Note to self, I may just put that on the list of places to take the family.

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  4. Just turn right instead of left when you come off the ferry...

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