Hotel Saint Paul
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John back on blog duties today, we set off for an easy 15 miles journey accross the Loire estuary to noirmoutier, in little wind so motoring.
A few navigating issues, channels to follow plenty of rocks and shallow water. Plus loads of ships travelling up the Loire to Saint Nazaire.
So easy day nice evening in a ...
... our intended anchorage wouldn't be at all sheltered from the northerly winds overnight, so once again we headed into a marina and grumbled about the cost.
On the bright side, no more were seven layers of clothing required! Jeans and a hoodie were the order of the day, and this was about to improve still ...
... hit us and Jade took off about 60 degrees in the wrong direction. I got her back under control with some difficulty and we decided very swiftly that the spinnaker was coming straight back down. We didn't need it anyway, our normal sails were giving us a great turn of speed with the wind we were getting.
We settled ourselves down on our pontoon and got down to toasting our success.
... paid only $150! Phew!!!
LH redeemed itself with a pleasant flight crew, free wine, lots of current movies and decent food!
Arrived at our airport hotel where Werner assembled bikes with assistance of his sous-mechanic.
Aside from being locked in the stairwell with our faithful steeds and temporarily misplacing our train tickets our departure south by train to Challans, in the Vendee Department of ...
... and salted caramels made a la maison, to take home.
We dropped off our cycles and had a last drink at the bar. The Boden family were there again – Page 82 tonight. The weather was gorgeous today and it looks promising for our journey home.
We have cycled all the tracks on the island this week and clocked up about 80 miles in 6 days. Luckily, most of it was flat as we did it on "shopper" bikes. Nice baskets ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking