Beach at Pen Had
Between the pointe du Toulinguet,and the cliffs of Pen-Hir,the dunes ,and the beach of Pen-Had offering a beautiful panorama over the ocean.
At high tide, you have a view over to the rock of Lion, it is a huge rock looking like a long carpet on the ground all the way out to sea.
It is ideal for the lazy beach goers to spent some time and the sun baker, as the beach is subject to rip currents and you are not allowed to swim. It is very much in demand by surfers thus.
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Discover Traditional Archery - Go Roving!
Long before the advent of 3-D targets and laser range finders, bow hunters honed their archery skills in much simpler ways. For the most part, they'd loose arrows at target butts from predetermined ranges. But, if they were really serious about improving their field skills, they would string their favorite hunting bow, grab a quiver, and go roving.
Roving, also known as stump shooting, is a time-honoured form of practice in which archers hike through the countryside, stopping along the way to launch arrows at small natural targets such as decaying stumps and rotting logs, clumps of moss, tufts of grass, conspicuous shrubs, or overturned clods of dirt. A target can be as simple as a fallen leaf that stands out against the soft forest floor. It really doesn't matter as long it provides a challenge, is within practical hunting distance, and is situated in front of a backstop that is safe and, preferably, easy on an arrow.
How to Play
Others want it to be a relaxing day afield. Make it as serious or light-hearted as you want, it's great practice either way.
I consider it a nice walk made better by archery equipment. To stump shoot through the country. Our routes generally cross fields, climb hills, and weave through hardwoods, creek bottoms, and evergreen stands. We find targets all along the way.
The game begins with one person calling out a target of the type previously described. It could be very close or it might border on the edge of effective range. Maybe the target is at the base of the hill we are on; then again, it could be somewhere above us on a slope or even across a gully. We might have to shoot through a thicket or, perhaps, loose an arrow from a kneeling position because the target is far beneath a canopy of low-limbed spruce. You get the idea; anything is possible - just like in a real hunt. The point is to add variety and challenge to every shot situation.
When calling a target, the caller should ensure that he is very specific. Don't just say "that rotted stump over there," or "that standing dead tree." Instead call out "that knothole on the rotted stump" or "the debarked spot on that standing dead tree." This reminds you to aim small and pick a specific point within the target.
Also, use your imagination and tell the other shooters what the target represents - this adds to the adventure and reminds you that the name of the game is to simulate hunting situations. Young bow hunters, particularly, love this.
With the target called, the shooters line up and loose one arrow each. The archer whose arrow hits closest to the mark gets to be the next caller and leads the group to the next target of his choice. That's really all there is to it. But, don't be fooled. Roving is addictive and a session planned to span the morning often stretches out past dinner.
In the unlimted nature of Brittany, you will find unlimited opportunites to let the arrows fly! On rainy days, we spent time to make our own arrows out of wood shafts and natural feathers.
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