Travel Blogs from Carquefou
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 ...
... or bust!!! We alternated with losing the cycle path but eventually all found Nantes.
Enjoyed our rest day in Nantes where we toured the Chateau of the Ducs of Bretagne - fascinating displays - before taking the tram out of town to the "Floriales International" - Europe's largest garden show! We had been seeing the poster BUT now we had to have that one, too!
Beautiful cycle along the Loire to the small ...
... 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 ...
... to come home from
school for lunch so that
he could see Sally. He by
all accounts is normally a
little reticent about dogs
but once Wayne had shown him my tricks and he realised that I
loved having a ball thrown for me we were set
to be best friends and to
have lots of fun and
best of all, I got to keep the ball that he had been throwing for me.
The adults had a lively
... in Nantes. His museum was actually pretty cool and had a lot of illustrations from his stories. I didn't know much about him but I'd say he was the guy who inspired "steampunk". Or, as a nerdier reference, it all looked like something out of Bioshock Infinite. We also walked down to the Machines De L'Ile display on Ile de Nantes for their opening day startup. The highlight of this was a TWO STORY TALL MECHANICAL ELEPHANT THAT YOU CAN RIDE!!! It was seriously amazing to ...