Loguivy-de-la-Mer Travel Guide

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Loguivy-de-la-Mer Things to Do

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    by CatherineReichardt Updated Sep 9, 2012

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    Like so much of the northern Bretagne coast, Loguivy offers a wonderful range of rockpools which are just asking to be explored by small (and grown up) children.

    The beaches along this stretch of coast comprise fairly coarse sand (because the finer fraction is transported away by the strong currents) and tend to be restricted to protected inlets where the sand can accumulate without being relocated by the sea. So if you're looking for long sandy beaches, rather focus your attention further east along the Cote d'Emeraude (Emerald Coast) heading towards St Malo.

    However, if you want hours of fun searching for sea anenomes, shellfish and shrimps in rock pools and playing 'king of the castle' on the rocks exposed by the retreating tide, then this is the place for you!

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    by CatherineReichardt Updated Sep 9, 2012

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    What first attracted me to Loguivy was a passing reference to Lenin having taken a holiday there, and whilst I am not sure that I would necessarily consider Lenin a travel guru whose example I would follow, I was intrigued to discover what he might be doing in this part of the world.

    in 1895, after over a decade of increasingly serious skirmishes with the authorities, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (as he was then known) was instrumental in setting up the Union of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class, which was unsurprisingly viewed in a rather dim light by the Tsarist authorities. He and several Marxist colleagues were arrested in December 1895, and he spent 14 months in prison for his revolutionary activities before being exiled to Siberia for three years.

    On his release, Lenin travelled to Europe to recuperate and gather support for his cause, and in 1901, started to use the assumed name 'Lenin' (thought to be derived from the River Lena, which flows through Siberia). Whilst in Europe, he started to publish a newspaper called "Iskra" - The Spark - which was smuggled into Russia to further the revolutionary cause, and only returned to Russia from exile after the February Revolution that oevrthrew the Tsar in 1917.

    It would be interesting to know whether Lenin in exile lived the same Marxist values that he espoused in his political life ...

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    It's funny how boats can look so different when they're beached high and dry by the tide, as opposed to floating serenely on the water.

    This boat was marooned on the beach at Loguivy, and has a remarkably low draught (flat bottom) to protect it from being damaged by submerged rocks and to allow it to operate in very shallow water. Because it has no keel to speak of, it's not particularly stable and would only be able to operate close to shore (and even then might be uncomfortably wobbly under choppy conditions).

    This sort of boat is ideally suited to harvesting the abundant shellfish that are cultivated along this shore, particularly the oysters and scallops for which this region is famed.

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