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... and interspersed with lots of lounging around in beautiful French villages and copious jambon et fromage baguettes. After a 25km meander down the canal we arrived at our hosts for the night, a lovely French couple who cooked us a meal with lots of organic vegetables from their farm with vast amounts of pasta. We were still exhausted from the night before, and fell quickly asleep on buckwheat pillows. Day 2 and things were looking ...
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.
13 miles (cycling)
Hurray! Sunny today. Decided to cycle to Le Gois this morning ready for low tide at 9:53 to see what it was like. On the way, we saw two otters ahead of us playing on the cycle path. As we neared the causeway, we could see cars parked at the side and probably about a hundred people raking like mad on the sand. We guessed they were looking for cockles or oysters.
We had a pedal to the first corner of ...
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. ...
... the side of the sea to the Polder de Sebastopol, the other nature reserve on the island and then on to the Passage du Gois which is the causeway to the mainland and only passable at low tide. There was a plaque telling us that the Tour de France passed through here for the first time on 5th July 1993, almost 20 years to the day.
Cycled on into Barbatre for a ...