Ibis Chatelaillon Plage
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... watching people scramble for the available spaces wben the gate opens. Joke of the day from here -what's the difference between England and a teabag - the tea bag stays in the cup longer. Having a great time - ian's navigating saves the day - more on the blog tomorrow -signing off-ian or have you guessed already ...
As the wide fields of grain gave way to vineyards we knew we were on the right track heading for Cognac. Midday temperature of 27 degrees, clear blue sky and no wind. Speaking of sky, as I look out the window I can count 7 jet streams as airplanes crisscross the sky. We are trying for another This is now the third time I have tried to continue this blog. Each time. I get several paragraphs written, go to save it and the signal goes and I lose all that I have done!! Anyway off ...
... perfect place for dinner. A romantic evening for two followed: a baguette, some pate Breton, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber and a bottle of Cote du Rhone, while we watched the sun go down. Charlie went for a swim among the naturists - trying hard to look like he wasn't looking - and said the water was lovely.
We have been really impressed with the French markets. The fruit here is delicious - and ...
... when he ordered his main course in French. Trouble was the waitress had absolutely no idea what it was he wanted! Needless to say he loved the snails. We were up early next morning and headed off towards a little place near the coast called Carnac which was a pretty little town but as it was lunchtime nearly everything was closed until 2pm! The point of interest here is the acres and acres of Megalithes dating back some 350 to 500,000 ...
... towers that were built to protect the port date back to around the 1300's. We walked around the towers, two which still stand at the mouth of the old port while the third tower now stands over a silted shipyard which has become a car park. After the large meal the previous night we found a cafe and both had a burger and a drink. The body ( and wallet ) can only take so much french fare without reaching a crisis point. We found the old clock tower and ...
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