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Travel Blogs from St-Nazaire
This entry's been a while in coming, I know - nowhere seems to have good free wifi at the moment so I've been putting off updating this for a while.
We came back through the lock at Arzal on the 12th, which was a bit of a nightmare but we made it through, which is the main thing, then got up depressingly early the next morning to head south to l'Herbaudière, a small village where ...
I'm in Casablanca now, it's 31°, Nantes was 12 °. It's brown like Australia, France was lush and green,I don't suppose they have great tasting strawberries here. How odd, this morning I was wandering around the market in La Boule, now Casablanca. Two hours flight and the world has completely changed, it's not like this in Australia! Waiting for Dad (Chris), I haven't heard from him. I wrote an email on Friday, no response. Hope all is ...
... Thank goodness for Werner's backup hotel list unearthed from his pannier!
Highlights of our stay in Pornic were a long walk along the wild Atlantic past "les pecheries", little fishing sheds on stilts over the ocean with a large net to be lowered at high tide and, "mais oui", the FOOD!!! Good old trip advisor directed us to delicious shellfish gallettes at a local creperie!
Our "poster" collection is ...
... admittedly the wind was only borderline 'strong' and the swell was only borderline large, but it was enough to make us nervous, but as it turned out it was all rather easier than expected and I steered us into the river with very little effort at all.
We headed a few miles up the river to the lock at Arzal and tied ourselves onto the waiting pontoon there so we could go through the lock the next morning. I was even more nervous about ...
... for a quiet road we enjoyed rolling past the white-washed houses with red tiled rooves and azur blue shutters. As traffic increased we were very impressed with the courtesy shown to us by camper vans, cars and buses in waiting to safely pass us as we clung to the narrow shoulder!
We now have are first day behind us - 53 kl - and we have to admit that we're feeling a little pooped!!!
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed