Hotel Restaurant Des Sablons
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We had a much more leisurely start the next morning, setting off at around 11:30 with bright sun and much calmer seas than the day before.
With lighter winds the spinnaker was actually a good idea, and it bore us steadily along towards Joinville on the Ile d'Yeu. We'd hoped to be able to anchor for the ...
... hit us and Jade took off about 60 degrees in the wrong direction. I got her back under control with some difficulty and we decided very swiftly that the spinnaker was coming straight back down. We didn't need it anyway, our normal sails were giving us a great turn of speed with the wind we were getting.
We settled ourselves down on our pontoon and got down to toasting our success.
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 ...
Bonsoir mes enfants et amies!
We enjoyed a pleasant cycle up the coast following the "velocean" cycle path past grazing cows, salt marshes and tidal flats where the ocean recedes up to 3 kl and makes possible the harvest of the region's ample supply of oysters and clams. A few very short conversations with friendly locals were highlights as I struggled to understand their enthusiastic explanations of the region ...
... where Krista's Alex calls home, went smoothly.
The sunny but cool weather was a perfect introduction to this beautiful region! We followed a dedicated cycle path west to the Atlantic, stopping for coffee in the vibrant market town of St. Jean de Monts. After checking out the variety of fish in the Sunday market we will have to eat exclusively fish in order to try them all.
After abandoning the bumpy cycle ...
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