2017 E5 walk, day 2: Trouérennec to Pors Peron
This morning was when I first noticed the amazing blisters on my toes that would accompany me on the rest of the trip.
I detoured back into Cléden-Cap-Sizun to stop at Boulangerie Kérisit for breakfast. (This quickly became my standard morning routine: If at all possible, stop at a bakery for a couple croissants and/or pains au chocolat (chocolate croissants), and maybe a little tart or something, to hold me roughly until lunch.) I then headed back to where I left the trail and continued east.
The plant of the day was gorse — it didn’t cover every square inch of available land, but sometimes it seemed like it.
The terrain was a little more varied than the day before, and the trail headed away from the water a little more frequently. On the other hand, there were more streams, which inevitably meant the trail would dip down close to sea level, cross the stream, and then climb back up to cliff height.
I got my first good views of wind turbines (éoliennes, a frequent sight in Brittany), and the trail took me through several apparently-abandoned fields, along with one pasture still in use (though I didn’t encounter any animals).
I also passed a charming little one-room hut perched atop of a steep slope down to the ocean. It was called Ti Félix (ti or ty is Breton for house, so “Félix’s house”1), and had apparently been renovated recently. (I wonder if it would have been possible to stay there.)
The trail eventually dropped down to a little beach, Plage Pors Peron; my campsite (Camping Pors Peron) was just a quarter mile or so up the road from the beach’s parking lot, run by an English couple who moved to Brittany a decade or two ago. The previous days’ campsites were basically repurposed farm fields, but this was a more formal campsite — a drive for cars and their trailers, plots separated by little hedges, a swimming pool, and a tiny grocery store.