B&B Nantes Centre
Travel Blogs from Nantes
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 ...
... thanks to Werner's appeal to a local contractor displaying a vibrant advertising poster in his window- it's amazing how effective smiles and hand signals can be:)
On our way to Nantes our changeable, cooler weather nececitated trying out our new MEC rain hats which we now love! At an afternoon stop for "un cafe" we met a newly retired Frenchman celebrating his 65th that day by starting his cross Europe solo ...
... paid only $150! Phew!!!
LH redeemed itself with a pleasant flight crew, free wine, lots of current movies and decent food!
Arrived at our airport hotel where Werner assembled bikes with assistance of his sous-mechanic.
Aside from being locked in the stairwell with our faithful steeds and temporarily misplacing our train tickets our departure south by train to Challans, in the Vendee Department of ...
... so instead of going all the way to Rennes we decided to stop at Betton again at 'the blue window/iPad' Chambre d'Hote, which is actually called Le Clos du Presbytere. We knew the comfort factor there would be most welcome after our 65k ride in the rain and cold and it turned out to be a great decision.
Hosts Claude and Marie Claire greeted us warmly and it wasn't long till Marie ...
... br> there is the most enormous mechanical elephant and
I mean truly enormous!!
It's about three stories high and slowly moves along
the dock carrying people
up high squirting
water as it goes. It really is an amazing feat of engineering, it's
hard to describe it's just one of those things that needs to be seen.
to the coast tomorrow, lets see how the pensioners get on with the
new sat nav.