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I forgot to mention yesterday how impressed I was with the town of Carnac and its beaches. The town has a quintessential beach town feel and the white sand beaches are top notch. I bet this place is hopping in the summer.
With one more Menhir to see before leaving Carnac, that being the Granddaddy of Menhirs, Le Geant du Manio, we parked at the head of the track and walked a 1/2km past the equestrian centre through the trees. The trail is totally unmarked so you have ...
... be leaving tomorrow. Bit rough round the edges for us. Can't wait to get back to the countryside Had a fab meal tonight. Guess What I ate? Only lobster! I can't believe I finally ate it. And,,,I loved it. Mind, it was cooked by the best chef in France. So. Why not. Sweet end to the day Tomorrow. Driving south to La Rochelle and Rockport. The latter is our b&b. Here's for another perfect day with my husband. Night ...
... s so giant that it takes 40 people at a time), we decided to leave early and plan an afternoon exploring Nantes while waiting for our elephant ride... ...turns out the tourist advice is spot on- we arrived at 11, queued until 12 and managed tickets for the 4.30pm ride. It was absolutely spectacular though! Loved by all Vance and Giraud members, perhaps a little more feared from the Vance family, but an awesome day out for ANYONE travelling through. While waiting for our elephant ride ...
... trucks were having a break. Only one toll ticket for 3.5 hours and as we got near Nantes we came off to go to the lovely town of Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu we had to pay €51.50 for our days work.
The drive North was ever changing because very soon we had left the vineyards behind and soon encountered huge fields of barley many already cut and straw baled and removed more with combine harvester parked up ready to roll.
... South America and then North America.
And when they were mostly killed off, the flourishing trade in Africa helped replenish the stocks of manpower to keep the plantations going.
Before that were the horrors of the wars of religion-- especially the massacres of Protestants-- the Huguenots -- (interestingly in both Richard's and my family histories - always rebels!) by Catholics.
Seeing images of those massacres reminded ...