Le Grand Large
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A real seaside day. Morning mists as we rose after our wet previous evening to breakfast standing up before setting off along the coast. Morning coffee at Chatelaillon-Plage with local dancing in regional costume to accordions, hurdy gerdys, flutes; then on towards La Rochelle with lunch overlooking the sea as ...
As we got up at 7.30 we just about got away without torches. As light came we had packed up the trailer and panniers and we're sat at our picnic table for tea, muesli and toast with Vegemite and Sarah's home made apricot jam. Then we were off north bound to the ferry crossing to Royan - a rolling, pitching crossing, a bit chillier than our southbound crossing two weeks ago. After 60 some miles (we can't be more accurate as the mileometer stop working after lunches for a few miles) we ...
... up and get a bite to eat together, we travel together
when we have to attend meetings for all of the assistants in our
region, we share each other’s spaces and play board games or have a
little party and meet some new French people. One evening, Meredith
invited everyone over to her place, (she’s the one that lives with
the French family) and we got to meet some new people from the area.
We met her host brothers, ...
... called Shell Beach and when I got to that side of the island, I
quickly found out why. There was a mound at least about a foot and
half to 2 feet high of washed up shells all along the length of the
beach, it was incredible.
So a little more about the island,
there are only about 400 inhabitants year round, once the kids get to
a certain age, they have to go ...
... the best way to see this city, which I think would have been enjoyed a lot more in different circumstances.
La Rochelle does have indoor attractions, including probably the best aquarium in France as well as a number of museums if that sort of thing takes your fancy. By the time we had got soaked to the skin exploring the city we did not fancy one of these places but instead found a bar/restaurant close to our hotel that enabled ...