Daybreak in the mountains
Our little group warms up by climbing through moors studded with St Anthony’s laurel, wild pear-trees, and gorse … and as we slowly awake so does nature. Above the ferns, between two rocky outcrops, our guide points out Mont-Saint-Michel de Brasparts, Tuchenn Gador, Roc’h Trévezel, Brennilis lake… Below, we can see wisps of mist playing in the heather. Further away, Morlaix bay glitters in the early morning light. We all choose our favourite mountain-top. I prefer the rounded domes of the ‘Tuchenn’, while others go for the needles of ‘Roc’h’. And we can also make out the steeples of Commana and Plonéour-Menez, reminding us of the region’s historic prosperity.