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Tues 12th May
We left around 10.30 in sunshine and headed back over the bridge to the main road and turned left. All was going well until we tried to turn off on to the coast road, only to find that there wasn't a slip road where there should have been one! Silly Emily got her knickers in a twist and sent us in towards the centre of Les Sables des Ollonnes and we ended ...
... in front of a very long beach. A couple of beautiful buildings remain but most have been knocked down and replaced with ugly concrete apartment buildings. Then back to the dock area for a drink and and farewell to our dear friends. Thank you so much for travelling to meet us today ( they also traveled for 3 hours) and until we meet again au revoir. Back to Meschers about 8pm for a late dinner with our friends and to bed about 11pm. A long tiring day but a most delightful ...
... the weather, because I know that in the not too distant future I will be dreaming of being cool and damp. (noticed it's 28 degrees in Rome..)
Interweb access is likely to be tricky for the next few days because I'm planning to spend some more nights wild camping now I've broken the duck on the coast below Bordeaux. Looks like the weather might perk up soon, if not I'll crack on towards country number two, ...
But with money and enthusiasm, this beast could again become a beauty.
I must say though, there is one place where fantasy matches reality--l'île de Ré.
This truly wonderful island is just off La Rochelle and is all you'd imagined a French seaside resort should be.
The thing that struck me most was the softness. The colours were soft and muted - no garish English-style primary colours on doors with every house different from ...
Nicole was our French teacher at Mosman Community College. Richard did her French for Travellers course and I her intermediate French on Saturday mornings. Ooh la la! She has the patience of a saint.
Merci beaucoup, Nicole.
Richard began by ordering un carafe d'eau at the restaurant in le Manoire de l'Acherie where we overnighted on the way from Calais to Charzais. He was a bit worried when it didn't appear but as Madame walked past and he looked ...