Holiday Inn Express - Saint - Nazaire
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 ...
... right down to the water's edge, with little jetties everywhere.
Our friends in 2-Blue had been in this river for a little while and we went several miles upriver to meet them on a free visitor's pontoon near the tiny town of Béganne; we're currently rafted up alongside them for a couple of days. It's quite strange to walk into the town and lose sight of water entirely, but it's lovely to have a break after a couple of days of hard ...
... 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!!!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed