Hotel Les Charmettes
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... and barriers so that on the outgoing tides the estuary gets flushed and cuts channels each side of the mountain. The marshes surrounding the estuary are grazed by sheep owned by one farmer who discovered that his sheepmeat had a different flavour produced by the marsh grasses and the meat was much sought after. So he leases all the marshes off the government!
This coastline and area produces enormous tidal variations, up to 15 m in some bays and tides
... ways a satnav can take you so I re-jigged it for 'shortest route'.
For once Garmin did itself proud, the roads were dry now it although it was cloudy, and we had some brilliant biking roads.
The only down side to picking 'shortest' is Garmin route planners will take you through some f**ker's front room if they could get away with it. So there was the occasional farm track and log pile but overall ...
... head in gear, we've got to be off the boat in 15 minutes."
Last thing we wanted was to be last off the boat and get turned over by French customs.
Two of the world's quickest showers later we're down on Deck 6, we're not last, thank f**k.
We pick a pretty French customs girl, Wilbur flashes a smile, passports shown and we're away.
It was grey and miserable, they'd obviously had some overnight rain and the roads were wet but strangely enough it was still quite ...
... I have Mike between me and the ground should I find myself rolling off the bed. You may be asking yourselves why didn't we do the same as the Frenchman- well, Mike was asleep and by the time he woke it was too dark to do it safely, especially as there is a 6" drop off the edge of the Tarmac. Incidentally, you know we Brits have a tendency to refer to the French as 'Frogs', well Mr Frenchie has a little green frog decal on the back of his very nice Bavaria ...
... bloody good!. Word from the knowledgeable stallholder meant no additional lemon, these had to be straight up. And straight up, they were amazing. How to describe them....bloody good. Ok, delicate, less of that meaty body part and very much the taste of the sea. Salty goodness encaptulated in one little gem.
I drove to Le Mans and was driving around looking for the track until I found myself on a section of road that ...