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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 ...
... walk around the port area of the town was followed by a lovely lunch at a dockside restaurant. Think the photo will tell the story. We first met Carol and Yoann when they Couch-surfed with us and then we stayed with them in Brittany on our last trip to France. Since then they have married and they shared their wedding album with us over lunch along with their Australian album in which we featured. We then caught an electric ferry across to the main town and walked along ...
... call it 'planing de l'eau?' The lady in the Pattiserie I was temporarily heading for seemed a little unnerved.
I didn't bring 2 bikes all this way not to use them, so today I booked a pitch for the night at L'ocean camping. It's their first day open for the season and there's only one other van here. If there's 2 sharing the shower cubicle tonight I'll be asking some questions. Headed off in a monsoon to ...
But with money and enthusiasm, this beast could again become a beauty.
I must say though, there is one place where fantasy matches reality--l'île de Ré.
This truly wonderful island is just off La Rochelle and is all you'd imagined a French seaside resort should be.
The thing that struck me most was the softness. The colours were soft and muted - no garish English-style primary colours on doors with every house different from ...
... Then they all - sauf M Leblanc - took off and left us to it.
Richard by this stage, pumped with adrenalin and confidence from all that hacking with M Leblanc's electric saw, bravely tried to expand on his minimal French from beyond a couple of words at a time to whole sentences.
He asked M Leblanc if he'd like a beer or a jus de citron! I think he even used the verb 'voudrez' .
I reckon if he repeated French for Travellers he'd ace the class. ...