Hotel La Galiote
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Concierge desk
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Tues 12th May
We left around 10.30 in sunshine and headed back over the bridge to the main road and turned left. All was going well until we tried to turn off on to the coast road, only to find that there wasn't a slip road where there should have been one! Silly Emily got her knickers in a twist and sent us in towards the centre of Les Sables des Ollonnes and we ended ...
... La Rochelle. It was probably about 10k away and a very nice ride once I got through the wet gusset stage (bikers you know what I mean) It was a beautiful place and well worth the effort. The second-hand Scott I brought as a shopper had it's first proper excursion and it did brilliantly despite it's vee-brakes and pogo-stick RST forks.
I'm getting used to the idea of touring in a van now and enjoying it ...
... rings 7 times, then there's a pause and then rings 7 times again - just in case you might have managed to drop off to sleep, then rings 3 x 3 times to make REALLY sure you haven't dropped off - and then, as a final sadistic touch, rings with clanging intensity for about 3 minutes more.
The same happens at 7 pm, which wouldn't be so bad normally but when suffering from la grippe gastrique or whatever, trying to get a bit of kip to be able to stay up and ...
... her, she remembered - Au oui, votre carafe d'eau!
So, not a communication problem at all.
After this success he ordered our coffees at a cafe/bar on Sunday morning in Fontenay. I suppose we should have been grateful to find a cafe open at all but it was decidedly lukewarm and tasteless. However - he did at least get what he asked for.
The next time we found a cafe- which seem to be thin on the ground around this neck of the woods - this time ...
We left Renes and headed for La Rochelle, a pretty little sea side village. Such a pretty place, buzzing with people, tourists, restaurants. We had lunch at there and walked around the area and took photos etc. from here we headed towards our next city which was Bordeaux. Bordeaux was quite a big place but quite pretty. We arrived at our accommodation La Maison Bordeaux, After navigating through very tiny streets, and to lark the car, well Yep mr beans car would of ...