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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 ...
Upon arriving in Pornic on the Atlantic coast, we were awed by it's beauty as we overlooked the harbour for the first time! All the boats lay on their sides on the sand awaiting the return of the incoming tide. While Werner panicked over not being able to find our hotel booking form I was taking some great shots of the beautiful harbour and, coincidentally, our cheery little 2 star hotel across ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... here. We like visiting those because they are free. ;) From Orleans we were able to do a day trip to Amboise to see the Royal Chateau (a king of France lived there once! The one married the Catherine de Medici I think. Oh and Napoleon lived there for a bit too, but that was when he was in power and I get the impression he could just show up at any chateau and be like "Yo, I live here now."). We also saw Leonardo DaVinci's house. But it cost 12 euro to go in! So we took ...