Travel Blogs from Noirmoutier en l'Ile
... splendide village, but at time of writing 10.30 pm. The heavens have just openned, the most amazing 5 minute storm has just blown through.
Subject to weather we will be setting off, bound for Ile d'yeu, a small island in the Vendee.
Tomorrow we are hoping to post a blog with pictures while we are underway.
We had a much more leisurely start the next morning, setting off at around 11:30 with bright sun and much calmer seas than the day before.
With lighter winds the spinnaker was actually a good idea, and it bore us steadily along towards Joinville on the Ile d'Yeu. We'd hoped to be able to anchor for the ...
... building was white-walled and terracotta-roofed, and very Mediterranean-looking indeed.
It was a good, fast sail - the waves made it slightly bumpier than we'd have liked, particularly coming into the marina's very narrow entrance. When the wind dropped a little halfway there Mister Kitty persuaded me it was a good idea to get our light wind spinnaker up. As soon as it was set, ...
... where Krista's Alex calls home, went smoothly.
The sunny but cool weather was a perfect introduction to this beautiful region! We followed a dedicated cycle path west to the Atlantic, stopping for coffee in the vibrant market town of St. Jean de Monts. After checking out the variety of fish in the Sunday market we will have to eat exclusively fish in order to try them all.
After abandoning the bumpy cycle ...
Headed in to La Gueriniere and bought some bits and pieces. Had dinner in the local restaurant tonight, Les 2 Entrees Cotes. At last it was open and worth the wait. The waitress remembered us too and was very friendly. We both had the €19 menus which were lovely. Played cards when we got back. The baby next door was in full song for part of the night – as ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking