Travel Blogs from Fontenay-le-Comte
After a lovely sail to La Rochelle we met up with Julian who has joined us for around a week or so. It's a long weekend and there is a music festival happening so the town is very lively.
We went into town on the Sunday and mostly strolled around the towers. Then ...
Well we finally made it, we were able to lock out of the lovely Island of Ille de re at about 3 pm, and sped out under the Ille de re bridge at about 10 knots with the tide under us and the strong wind behind, I met up with my lovely daughter Alice in La Rochelle where she is living and arranged to have lunch tomorrow and ...
... wanted me to be able to sleep in. It was a kind gesture, but still really humorous. The American had to sleep in the tent.
The second day I woke up from my tent and ate breakfast inside with the family. Shortly after I went with my host dad and his friend, who I will call Papi because that's what everyone else called him, down to ocean to buy oysters. Papi was incredibly nice, and would try to explain things to me in English because I was ...
- Oh well -we aimed at la rochelle but sudenly realised we were a day early so have made a stop at ile de re. Very pretty town and harbour area , well worth the visit and deserves a picture. If you ever make this port stay a couple of days and watch the boats when they arrive and leave -harbour has locked entry and ...
... came trying to enter the address into the GPS. For this we asked one of the guys working there. He spoke a little English and said he had not used the GPS on this model before. We spent quite some time and eventually changed it to English but then it would only let us search for addresses in the UK. Then I discovered that the 'joy stick' type thing I was using could actually be moved in a circular motion - this gave many more options!! Finally we were able ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed