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... used for art installations and a tourist office, but little information can be found locally about the dry dock or the pens. However, a walk way onto the roof has now been added giving spectacular views out to sea. These pens were built between 1941 and 1942 by the Organisation Todt.
The Joubert dry dock was the only dock on the Atlantic coast capable of servicing ships such as the Bismarke, which caused so many casualties to ...
13 miles (cycling)
Hurray! Sunny today. Decided to cycle to Le Gois this morning ready for low tide at 9:53 to see what it was like. On the way, we saw two otters ahead of us playing on the cycle path. As we neared the causeway, we could see cars parked at the side and probably about a hundred people raking like mad on the sand. We guessed they were looking for cockles or oysters.
We had a pedal to the first corner of ...
11 miles (cycling)
Weather this morning dull and overcast.
We decided to go north to do the bike tracks we missed out the other day, calling in to the market at La Gueriniere on the way.
Nothing too exciting – just another day at L'Herbaudiere.
Back to Les 2 Entrees Cotes for dinner tonight. ...
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 ...
17 miles (cycling)
Cloud lower today and a bit chilly. Left the village aiming to get some buns on the way out but the local patisserie was closed (on Tuesday!) so got some from the Spar. We decided to cycle to L'Herbaudiere today, at the far northwest of the island. The best cycle route so far with a large part of it on dedicated cycle tracks instead of at the side of the road where most of the tracks so far ...