Hotel de la Plage
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... was just around the corner from the farm and we could easily have driven straight there the previous night. To avoid appearing like cretins we neglected to mention this fact when we pulled up half an hour early into a car park opposite a small farmhouse and shook the hand of a tall well built man in his 60's, quite bald, with the exception of white hair that sprouted vigorously from the sides of his head in great tufts like some kind of virulent grass. This man turned out to be ...
... a length of 2.7 kilometers and a height of 110 meters, it is said to be the largest sand dune in all of Europe.
It was incredible to see and to climb up.
Walking on the beach is hard enough, walking up a huge pile of sand is a challenge, but the view from the top was beautiful!
After spending an hour at the top, walking a good distance across and taking pictures (none of which do justice to the dune) I decided it was time to head back down. Just as I started ...
... It's getting a bit ridiculous, but I didn't want a repeat of a couple of days ago, so I chose a post-apocalyptic version of a campground, which was free, to riding in the dark and overpaying at a another. There weren't any obvious open spaces as alternates. Clearly, I should end my days earlier to give myself more options at the end of the day, but then again, the days are already quite short and I almost always get up before the sun ...
... higher than we found in Spain. Gulp. Still, that means more time eating out on our lovely balcony- we haven’t had one meal indoors all week.
To really appreciate this area, you have to have a bit of a thing about oysters. (Christine loves them, but I hate the slimy little lumps)
Since Roman times, oysters have ...
... We spent the night with Lyn, Lawrence, Charlie and Claire having an evening BBQ in the local village square, something to do with Bastlle celebrations!!. We sat on rows of trestle tables bought meat and had it cooked on a BBQ, drank local wines and beer just lovely, it was a very hot and sticky evening. We went back to the farm for more drinks and catching up. Off to a real bed for the night pure bliss. Kilometres covered ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking