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A real seaside day. Morning mists as we rose after our wet previous evening to breakfast standing up before setting off along the coast. Morning coffee at Chatelaillon-Plage with local dancing in regional costume to accordions, hurdy gerdys, flutes; then on towards La Rochelle with lunch overlooking the sea as ...
As we got up at 7.30 we just about got away without torches. As light came we had packed up the trailer and panniers and we're sat at our picnic table for tea, muesli and toast with Vegemite and Sarah's home made apricot jam. Then we were off north bound to the ferry crossing to Royan - a rolling, pitching crossing, a bit chillier than our southbound crossing two weeks ago. After 60 some miles (we can't be more accurate as the mileometer stop working after lunches for a few miles) we ...
... party, we all
took a day trip to La Rochelle to visit the aquarium, which was last
Sunday. There were several aquariums varying in size and of course
species, I loved seeing all of the colourful fish, the big turtles,
the sharks, the stingrays and jellyfish. It was a great outing to do
After the aquarium, Meredith and
Georgina took the train back to Rochefort while the rest of us
... or La Rochelle for school,
those are the closest towns to their home, and I would imagine that
those kids would go to boarding schools instead of making the trip
back and forth each day. The island itself is quite tiny, it took
about 2 hours to walk the trail that follows the coast line. It was a
gorgeous walk and I took my time as I had almost 5 hours to do as I
... process to commence (although even the following morning our coats still felt a little damp around the edges!) to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary before heading back to our bed for the night.
From what we saw this would have and should have been a city well worthy of a longer visit and maybe next time we will try to do so in the warmer, dryer, summer months and hope that we do not have to weather another poor day.