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Travel Blogs from St Joachim
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 salted caramels made a la maison, to take home.
We dropped off our cycles and had a last drink at the bar. The Boden family were there again – Page 82 tonight. The weather was gorgeous today and it looks promising for our journey home.
We have cycled all the tracks on the island this week and clocked up about 80 miles in 6 days. Luckily, most of it was flat as we did it on "shopper" bikes. Nice baskets ...
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. ...
... We went to the snack bar and shared a pizza. Very pleasant guy running it but we were the only ones there. Also, they were offering the same wine at the campsite restaurant at €14 when it was €18 at our campsite. A good swimming pool and a covered swimming pool as well. Also, an ice cream cabinet for kids which strangely ours doesn't have. We both wished we were ...
... so we thought things may be looking up. The food was very good – M had charcuterie to start. I had curried prawns and tuna steak as a main. Our waitress was very good – the other one swanned around with a trout pout looking like she was doing us all a favour just by being there.
To top it off, we were joined on the next table by a family of 5 straight out of the Boden catalogue – Marine ...