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  • Day7

    Maritime meanderings

    June 1, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    It was hot enough to melt the tarmac today but we set off on the bikes for a 40 mile loop. Shunning the beach front where everyone else on the planet was going we headed off inland on a lovely route along waterways and marshes. We reached the banks of the Charente River and then followed the river upstream to Rochefort. A rather splendid transporter bridge from the 1900s on the way, and then we cycled into town via the Royal rope works. This was a big naval base in Napoleon's time and the buildings in the rope works were very long so they could make 300 feet long ropes for the galleons. The town was low key and quiet- a refreshing change from yesterday. We had a picnic in the shade. On the way home Ian overheated a bit so we had to pour cold water on his head. Made it home in one piece but realised we were quite dehydrated. Rookie error. Went for a cold swim in the campsite lake and settled down to watch the Champions League final.Read more

  • Day5

    South we go

    May 30, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Long drive today to La Rochelle. We have always wanted to cycle on the Ile de Ré, so tomorrow it will happen. We are camped in a quiet place just south of La Rochelle near a huge plage where half of France seems to be. It's a bit like a posh Weston on a good day...
    We rode along the front, spotted Fort Boyard in the distance and then retreated back to quiet base for beers and a BBQ.
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  • Day6

    The itch was scratched

    May 31, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    It's been so many years that we have wanted to visit here. Started when the kids were small and never went away. So today we struck out on a 60 mile ride over the bridge from la Rochelle to the Ile de ré.
    There is no doubt it is a beautiful place. And we have never been anywhere with so many cycle paths... Nor have we been anywhere with so many cyclists. ...families , tandems, tag alongs, stabilisers, trailers with kids/dogs/ provisions...
    All a bit frustrating to get past ..... We were both glad when we got back to the bridge to get off the island.
    It was a beautiful sunny day so shouldn't complain...
    Nice omelette and a glass of wine when we got back to tranquil base.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Châtelaillon-Plage, Chatelaillon-Plage, Les Sablons, 17340, Шателайон-Плаж, Шатлайон-Плаж, 沙泰莱隆普拉格

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