Hotel Restaurant Karina
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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After a fairly long drive through the countryside, we aborted an attempt to drive all the way into La Rochelle for lunch because of the slow traffic crawl some 15kms out. We settled for lunch canal-side in Marans, the Green Venice of France, a place we'll have to come back and explore more in the coming days.
We arrived at Gill and Tony's place around 3:30pm to a very warm welcome. Anyone looking on would ...
... rides for kids and a free book and toy library!! Apparently this was all organised by the local council and the kids had a ball. To top off the fun they also had a crepe van so we had crepes for afternoon tea. After another swim we headed to the supermarket and stocked up on food for dinner. Headed back for a BBQ the old-fashioned way and enjoying the Chianti Classico. Picking blackberries and swimming in the paddle pool until late for the kids. Another happy ...
... character of Saintes also on the same river but further inland.
I have included photos of the harbour, and the huge shipbuilding dry docks. The massive rope making factory, the Corderie Royale was once reputed to be the longest building in the world.
A famous replica of the warship Hermione was built here from 1997 and recently sailed to America. The original was the frigate which took ...
... about seen enough cathedrals. It was clear skies & sunshine when I came out of the cathedral, so I spent the rest of the day walking around town. The streets are very narrow & cars drive through them, so as a pedestrian I had to constantly be on the lookout for traffic. Some streets were so narrow that there was barely enough room for the cars & pedestrians had to take refuge in doorways or in streets or alleys at right angles to the one the cars were on.
... and make some lunch. I tied Treacle's chain to the passenger wing mirror so she could sit outside and I had a leisurely lunch in the sun, I then thought I would go and fill up with water whilst I waited for reception to open. I brought Treacle in but didn't realise I hadn't taken her chain off the mirror until there was a huge 'bang' as I drove off. I am not quite sure what happened but the chain broke and the mirror fell in bits and dangled pathetically. What ...