Residence Vacantel Les Marines de st Michel
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This entry's been a while in coming, I know - nowhere seems to have good free wifi at the moment so I've been putting off updating this for a while.
We came back through the lock at Arzal on the 12th, which was a bit of a nightmare but we made it through, which is the main thing, then got up depressingly early the next morning to head south to l'Herbaudière, a small village where ...
I'm in Casablanca now, it's 31°, Nantes was 12 °. It's brown like Australia, France was lush and green,I don't suppose they have great tasting strawberries here. How odd, this morning I was wandering around the market in La Boule, now Casablanca. Two hours flight and the world has completely changed, it's not like this in Australia! Waiting for Dad (Chris), I haven't heard from him. I wrote an email on Friday, no response. Hope all is ...
... thanks to Werner's appeal to a local contractor displaying a vibrant advertising poster in his window- it's amazing how effective smiles and hand signals can be:)
On our way to Nantes our changeable, cooler weather nececitated trying out our new MEC rain hats which we now love! At an afternoon stop for "un cafe" we met a newly retired Frenchman celebrating his 65th that day by starting his cross Europe solo ...
... we came onto a better angle towards the wind and waves. We were making excellent speed and now the waves were behind us, making for much more comfortable progress in a catamaran.
The next challenge was the entry to the Villaine River, which gets extremely shallow, and which the pilot guide cautions against attempting to enter at less than half tide with strong south-westerly wind or swell, which was exactly what we were about to ...
... for a quiet road we enjoyed rolling past the white-washed houses with red tiled rooves and azur blue shutters. As traffic increased we were very impressed with the courtesy shown to us by camper vans, cars and buses in waiting to safely pass us as we clung to the narrow shoulder!
We now have are first day behind us - 53 kl - and we have to admit that we're feeling a little pooped!!!
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