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Our first week here was hot and sunny, but the second week has cooled down considerably to a high of around 21 each day, with much cloud and occasional short rain showers.
This time our journal heads south of La Rochelle to the area of Saintes, Rochefort, and the Isle d Oleron- all around an hour from home, and seen over a number of separate days- one of the pleasures of settling down in an ...
... town called Port des Barques.We sailed into the river with just the Genoa up and in the far distance we could see the transporter bridge which is not far from Rochefort, a lovely sight to see for us both, the river has very brown water because it's full of mud in suspension which is washed off the very fertile farming land along the banks of the river.It is common for commercial shipping to steam up to the Commercial Port of Rochefort to deliver wood ...
... lighthouse of the Whales) and from the Ile de Ré. This led to several accidents so in 1926 it was decided to paint 3 horizontal black stripes around the lighthouse, which gave it the appearance which we still know today, it's open to visitors every day.On the way to the lighthouse we can see the Les écluses à poissons, these are manmade structures which were constructed many centuries ago to help fishermen harvest fish from the sea. They are now in ...
... extends right across the road and below the huge statue of the Saint which sits supreme on a rocky hill overlooking the harbour.
There is a fine cathedral in this part of town and the river that runs from the mountains to the sea cuts through it.
A wedding party was assembling at the church in glorious sunshine.
As I made my way back to the promenade for the walk back I happened upon the musical find of my entire journey a 5 piece band busking on the street ...
... drivers park anywhere; do U-turns anywhere - even in one way streets. One guy, with his front mudguard dragging along the ground, parked on the footpath and then did a 4 point turn (holding up all traffic) to go back the way he came. We seemed to be at an unofficial drop off point for the station too - which explained all the U turns on the one way street, which started just near us. I mean - who wants to ...