Hotel Du Beryl et Casino
Travel Blogs from Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
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 ...
... thanks to Werner's appeal to a local contractor displaying a vibrant advertising poster in his window- it's amazing how effective smiles and hand signals can be:)
On our way to Nantes our changeable, cooler weather nececitated trying out our new MEC rain hats which we now love! At an afternoon stop for "un cafe" we met a newly retired Frenchman celebrating his 65th that day by starting his cross Europe solo ...
... we came onto a better angle towards the wind and waves. We were making excellent speed and now the waves were behind us, making for much more comfortable progress in a catamaran.
The next challenge was the entry to the Villaine River, which gets extremely shallow, and which the pilot guide cautions against attempting to enter at less than half tide with strong south-westerly wind or swell, which was exactly what we were about to ...
... paid only $150! Phew!!!
LH redeemed itself with a pleasant flight crew, free wine, lots of current movies and decent food!
Arrived at our airport hotel where Werner assembled bikes with assistance of his sous-mechanic.
Aside from being locked in the stairwell with our faithful steeds and temporarily misplacing our train tickets our departure south by train to Challans, in the Vendee Department of ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility