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Travel Blogs from Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
St Nazaire is most famously known for the daring exploits of 600 men and a ship called HMS Campbeltown. When the allies sent this ship full of explosives to blow-up the Joubert dry dock gates. Code name Operation Chariot.
But, those of you looking for more undocumented history can find much more in St Nazaire because it is also home to the German U boat pens, which operated against the Allies in the Atlantic during WWII.
... and salted caramels made a la maison, to take home.
We dropped off our cycles and had a last drink at the bar. The Boden family were there again – Page 82 tonight. The weather was gorgeous today and it looks promising for our journey home.
We have cycled all the tracks on the island this week and clocked up about 80 miles in 6 days. Luckily, most of it was flat as we did it on "shopper" bikes. Nice baskets ...
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. ...
11 miles (cycling)
Woke up this morning to light rain, wind and heavy cloud. Very windy in the night – the tent was creaking and flapping wildly. Got up late and had breakfast inside. Watched "Earth after Man" on the internet in bed and waited until the weather got a bit better.
We cycled out to the Port du Bonhomme, an oyster processing area not far from our ...
... I can get my camera out.
Twice in the last two days, I thought my camera was broken but both times it was my own ineptitude – I left the lens cap on today! Trying to find a path through, we ended up pushing our bikes about a kilometre through sand – I wasn’t impressed.
Stopped at the restaurant in La Gueriniere for a drink and where we had planned to eat tonight only to be told they ...