Pointe de Pen Hir . . . the merchant navy and climbing


This was the destination of our first trip from our cottage at Kerverou.

We reached the coast of Brittany and the views were spectacular.  This particular part of the coast had been heavily bombarded during WW II and you can still see the bomb craters alongside the fortifications on the headland. This area was the headquarters of the German submarine fleet.

Inside this blockhouse is a small museum dedicated to the merchant navy personnel who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Outside the museum there were several anchors and on each anchor there was a poem.

When I see places like this I am ever so thankful that I have not had to be involved in war.

This is the monument to the Bretons of Free France.

Pointe de Pen Hir is also well known as an ideal climbing location.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Northern Narratives says:

    Beautiful photos of such an important place.

  2. I feel the same, I’m very grateful not to have lived through war, and I sincerely hope I never do. It’s good to remember those who weren’t so lucky.

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