La Ville en Bois

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  • Day167

    La Rochelle

    February 17, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌫 7 °C

    So sad to leave Bordeaux this morning. Super foggy walk to the bus station but very refreshing. The bus was an hour late and I made it to La Rochelle only a half hour late. Checked into my beautiful room with memory foam bed and pillows and only 12 minutes from the Gare. Quickly went out to scope the city out! Wow, another amazing place. Reminds me a bit of Granville island and Lago di Garda Italy. Spotless, art studios everywhere and gorgeous scenery. I'm hoping to meet Corinne's aunt and uncle tomorrow so I can send her a recent photo. The air is so good here, just like Bordeaux. Found the Marche and they were selling fresh oysters for what I thought was a pretty good price. Can't wait to explore tomorrow. And.....this is now Cognac country not wine as I found many Cognac boutiques and Cognac is only 25km away from here.Read more

  • Day103

    La Rochelle opposite Vieux Port

    July 27, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We made it, it took 5hours, but because we had to get to the lock an hour before it opened we were up at 6:00! Obviously the French boat that was locking out with us could arrive just before it opened at 8:10. It was a lot wetter and windier than expected and in our faces for most of trip, we passed under the bridge to Isle de Re and when we arrived we went first into the big marina Port Minimes, until the Bassin de Chalutiers opened on the spring tide. We spent the afternoon sourcing a new impellor for the generator, success! And checking out where we dry out on Sunday for some running repairs, ( down playing the fact that the bow thruster sprung a leak and is now totalled so needs to be removed) a good afternoons work so off for an aperitif.Read more

  • Day10

    Day 10 - Pornic to La Rochelle (train)

    April 25, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    Made the tough decision this morning to not ride for a few days because of the issues I've had with my knee. Very frustrating as can still ride but know I'm making it worse and with over 8 weeks still left I know it's the sensible thing to do even if it is very frustrating.

    As a result and with it being a grey day I had a few chilled hours around the harbour of Pornic before jumping on the very quiet evening train to La Rochelle, a place I remember very vaguely from a family holiday years ago as a kid, to arrive after sunset and have a quick stroll round the harbour at night.

    Only real eventful thing to happen today was despite only riding 500 meters to the station from the harbour I did get my first wolf whistle. It was sadly off the French equivalant of a white van man but hey at 36 I'll take it!
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  • Day11

    Day 11 - La Rochelle

    April 26, 2016 in France ⋅ ☁️ 54 °F

    With no riding today it was time to see what La Rochelle had to offer. With the weather still being grey and cold with the locals still wearing big coats and scarfs it was time to find some indoor activities and the aquarium and the three harbour towers would do just that. All well worth a visit if you're ever in La Rochelle. It was then time to head to head to one of the harbour side bars for a couple of chilled beers and people watching. After being befriended by a couple of the locals and a few hours chatting about the upcoming Euros, the Premier League (they love Leicester and Vardy over here) and surprisingly the mighty Wolves it was time to settle down and watch the champs league semi final between City and Real. Wow what I shite game!

    Feeling pretty merry it was time to bed after a quick HCB stop on the way back!

    (woke today to much better weather so photos of La Rochelle are from this morning before getting the train to Bordeaux. Gutting as perfect biking weather but I know I need to rest the knee for a couple more days.)
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  • Day170

    La Rochelle

    April 15, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    This morning we drove into La Rochelle prior to hitting the road. Little did we know that this city, selected because it was 5 hours north of where we were, is one of the most scenic and history-rich cities on the French Atlantic coast. We enjoyed a walk around, and a lovely breakfast in full view of the old port. Very old ... from the 11th century.Read more

  • Day14

    La Rochelle - FR

    May 28, 2016 in France ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Seems to storm in these parts like clockwork at 4pm (like the Highveld used to). Have to drink very slowly with the price of beer in these parts ! The price one pays to take shelter out of the rain.

  • Day332

    Frankreich, entlang der Küste

    August 23, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Immer den Atlantik in sichtweite ging es mit Stop in Quimperlé, Auray und La Rochelle weiter Richtung Süden.
    In La Rochelle war ein riesiger Hafen nur für Segelschiffe. Es war ein Meer aus Segelmasten, wo man das Ende nicht erkennen konnte!

  • Day4

    La Rochelle, France

    September 3, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Got thrown into the deep end again last night. My first formal night and I got put on the busiest portrait. I was going crazy and was completely exhausted by the end of the night. It however was the joiners party in the crew bar so I headed there with the team and met up with some friends from my old ship as well.

    After a interesting drama filled night I had to get up early this morning for inductions (training) with two other photographers. Then four of us headed out to get some lunch. After wandering around for a very long time we decided on Le Canet. Which fit for one of the photographers who is vegetarian and myself who doesn't like seafood. Finding a place to eat that fit those categories was a challenge.

    Le Rochelle is really pretty but expensive. I would want to have more time to see more of the port. We didn't get to see much when we were starving just looking for food.

    We are now sitting in the restaurant waiting for our food. After this we are just headed back to the ship to get ready for work.
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