Les Gens de Mer
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Today In the morning we had a morning swim. The water was cold. yesterday we went to the poy du fou and it was phenominal. They were trying to act the ww1 and ww2, they did very good. At the poy du fou there were translators that can also change to the radio and I got to keep my one. We are staying at a miniature hotel.
... French and there were many types of accommodation available. We drove near a few villages and stopped at two - Rivedoux Plage and Ars-En-Ré. At the second village we wandered around a little more and made some small purchases from a gift store. Of course we started conversing in French with the shop owner and he said we were the first Australians to have been in his shop. When it came time to pay, he gave us a discount! What a generous man. There were also ...
... La Rochelle was English until 1372 when the French took it over. Building of the Saint Nicolas tower began in the early 1300s and finished after the French took over and built two other towers as defence. It was used only a fortnight ago as the diving platform for the red bull diving event. Truly a multi purpose building! After the walk, we check out of the hotel, walk to the train station with our luggage where Rob's suitcase, bought hurriedly ...
... but might not) and the out into the wider harbour. As it's Saturday, there appears to be thousands more yachts and motor boats our cruising and enjoying the wonderful day. After about an hour, we circle around Fort Boyard which has been built in the middle of the sea between two islands, Ile-d'Aix and Ile-d'Oleron in the 1800s by Napoleon Bonaparte. It took 30 years to complete, needing 20 years to build the foundations. Apparently ...
... days - once it has stopped raining - to cut back and trim etc, to gain access easily. Even the Mercedes started first time having sat around for many days unloved.
To those who may be interested; the trips statistics were:
Away for 63 days
156 hours and 21 minutes spent driving and navigating!!
Average speed was 65 KmH
Average fuel consumption was 9.7 Km per litre
We crossed on 9 ferries