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Travel Blogs from St-Nazaire
St Nazaire is most famously known for the daring exploits of 600 men and a ship called HMS Campbeltown. When the allies sent this ship full of explosives to blow-up the Joubert dry dock gates. Code name Operation Chariot.
But, those of you looking for more undocumented history can find much more in St Nazaire because it is also home to the German U boat pens, which operated against the Allies in the Atlantic during WWII.
13 miles (cycling)
Hurray! Sunny today. Decided to cycle to Le Gois this morning ready for low tide at 9:53 to see what it was like. On the way, we saw two otters ahead of us playing on the cycle path. As we neared the causeway, we could see cars parked at the side and probably about a hundred people raking like mad on the sand. We guessed they were looking for cockles or oysters.
We had a pedal to the first corner of ...
11 miles (cycling)
Weather this morning dull and overcast.
We decided to go north to do the bike tracks we missed out the other day, calling in to the market at La Gueriniere on the way.
Nothing too exciting – just another day at L'Herbaudiere.
Back to Les 2 Entrees Cotes for dinner tonight. ...
Headed in to La Gueriniere and bought some bits and pieces. Had dinner in the local restaurant tonight, Les 2 Entrees Cotes. At last it was open and worth the wait. The waitress remembered us too and was very friendly. We both had the €19 menus which were lovely. Played cards when we got back. The baby next door was in full song for part of the night – as ...
17 miles (cycling)
Cloud lower today and a bit chilly. Left the village aiming to get some buns on the way out but the local patisserie was closed (on Tuesday!) so got some from the Spar. We decided to cycle to L'Herbaudiere today, at the far northwest of the island. The best cycle route so far with a large part of it on dedicated cycle tracks instead of at the side of the road where most of the tracks so far ...