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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.
... and took photos. Then we cycled on to the bridge but nothing much there so cycled back to Barbatre for a coffee. Then we went to Barbatre's local beach, the Plage L’Ocean for a while.
Cycled home for a late lunch and started to pack ready for our departure tomorrow. Did a route and then took off on our cycles for the last time to the restaurant in the village. Very pleasant service once again and we bought some bags ...
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 ...
L’Herbaudiere seems the most "real" town so far on the island. It has a port and offers scuba diving. Had a coffee and carried on down the west coast of the island to stop at Plage de Luzeronde, a long sandy beach but near deserted today. Tried to find our way through the salt pens (marais salants) but very tricky although great photo opportunities for birds but the herons continue to elude me. They fly ...