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Pays de la Loire

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  • Day671

    Base de Loisirs, La Ferté-Bernard

    April 28, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    More hours of driving today, broken up by a stop for lunch with a baguette from a baguette vending machine and a trip to a patisserie for some indulgent pastries and strawberry cream cake.

    Our stopover was a gravel car park beside a MacDonalds and a lake. Being a Saturday, it was pretty busy, but it was good to see people out enjoying themselves. It was a little chilly but the sun was shining as we strolled around the lake. There were bathing areas, artificial beaches, canoe launch points, both on the lake and the fast flowing river that ran adjacent to it and hosted a slalom course. There were even catamarans and stand up paddle boards stacked on the lakeshore, but the hut that displayed a very reasonable price list for their hire was closed. It turned rainy overnight so the idea of canoeing or sailing the following day became a lot less appealing.Read more

  • Day4

    Weiterfahrt nach Hillion Bretagne

    August 18, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Nach einem gemütlichen Frühstück, haben wir zusammengepackt und uns verabschiedet, alles problemlos.
    Um halb 11 sind wir los. Den ersten Rastplatz, den wir Gerso um 13 Uhr angefahren haben, haben wir gleich wieder verlassen, zu groß, zu voll, zu hässlich. Der nächste war in Ordnung und es gab ein Picknick auf der Motorhaube von Matthias‘ BMW.
    Die Fahrt hat sich noch ewig hingezogen mit km/h 80 auf der Landstraße und km/h 110 auf der Autobahn. Erst um 17.30 Uhr waren wir an unserem Haus in der Bretagne. Es ist riesig, ein richtiges Anwesen. Die Kinder waren zu Fuß am Meer, (es war Ebbe) während wir Frauen ausgepackt und die Männer eingekauft haben. Knapp vor Ladenschluss.
    Um 21 Uhr gab es endlich Schinkennudeln und anschließend ein Glaserl Wein 🍷 auf der Coach. Zum ersten Mal mussten wir innen sitzen, hier in der Bretagne ist es doch kühler und windiger...
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  • Day78

    St Nazaire

    July 2, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Hello, we left Pornichet on Saturday it was still windy but had eased overnight so seas a little less disturbed. We headed along the coast, and managed to stay fairly close in as we moved towards St Nazaire. Per the Almanac we had to enter the east lock, i radioed ahead and they confirmed next opening would be 12:10. So we tied to a random wall had a cuppa and waited. While waiting we realised that we were moored at the seaward end of the submarine pen foe the Espadon, the sub that visitors long around and that has a viewing gallery above it which explained the random voices we could hear.
    Well they let us into the Bassin de St Nazaire and we tried to figure out where to go, there were a few fishing boats on one side, a couple of yachts in a corner and the Loire princess on one edge, that's the paddle boat that does Loire river cruises, looked very plush. In the end we decided to moor along side the pontoon directly in front of the old submarine pens where it said don't moor without permission of the mayor, this was secure as doors to pontoon locked and we would have to use dingy whereas everywhere else was along side Bassin edge and anyone could walk aboard. The 2books we have gave different opinions on where we should go and neither option looked viable, but we did do as recommended and headed for Capitainnerie to tell them where we were, pay our dues and leave phone number in case boat needed to be moved. However Capitainnairie weren't interested we had to talk to intercom they didn't let us into building we tried to explain we wanted to stay for 2 nights and where we were they decided it was gratuit (free).
    Has been a nice quiet couple of nights OK so no power or elec but peaceful even though only 5mins to beach and 2mins to supermarket and Randun Bleu (or similar)shopping precinct and town centre.
    On Saturday we wondered around town but today we went to junk market,really was rubbish, then around harbour before short 5km jog then after lunch a walk on the Promenade towards St Marc where we ended up on Friday on our walk from Pornichet. Tomorrow we plan to head to Pornic for a couple of nights before anchoring off the islands of Noirmotier or isle d'yeu. Photos on other device so to follow
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  • Day9

    Cracking 70km day to Guenroute

    August 8, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Early morning ride along the beautiful L'ouest canal. Loys of herons and general birdlife, nearly crashed into the canal just once. Got to the campaite and devoured a whole baguette and 5/8 of a camembert. C'est bon!

    Oh and Rosie had her first experience with a selfie stick...

  • Day93

    St Gilles and then back to ile d'yeu

    July 17, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    How's things? We are suffering from the heat reached 41 today and breeze died off completely. I hope everyone is well and enjoying summer. So to recap on our travels on the 13th we went to St Gilles Croix de Vie and stayed 3nights was only going to be 2 but John got man flu. 13th was Thursday, day we arrived, ferries don't slow down just because there are boats using the entrance am glad we are big and heavy. We had a wander around and did some more supermarket shopping and drank coffee as you do in france. Friday we did a little more wandering but John very rough so not much. The wandering was to buy drugs. that said we were sat in centre of town eating ice-cream, good for colds and sore throats apparently, when we were interrupted by Chris and Lesley and their 2sons. About 6years ago they worked over in Herm while John was there but then upped sticks and moved to France. When we met them they were on there way home to Roch sur Yon from a short vacation at St Jean de Mont. We had a chat then John crashed out i walked to Grand Plage to check out options for the Bastille Day fireworks later on. That reminds me marina gives you croissants in the mornings, cant be bad. Sadly John so rough he went to bed so I watched fireworks on my own😥, they were stunning. On Saturday John stayed in bed, I did a run in morning, and went to market for fruit. Then in afternoon went to shopping mall to waste time, took a bike ride to get there, and bought clothes I didn't really need. Then I baked, yes that's how bored I got, I made rolls, cookies, panna cotta and even hard boiled some eggs. John was feeling better when the cookies came out the oven and decided they were very good.
    On Sunday we returned to ile d'yeu and anchored at Port meule we wasted 2days doing very little as just too hot. We had already cycled around island so had seen the sights I did some swimming John had a dip on Monday. Anchor light bulb has blown so that is now on the to do list.
    Attached is night photo from our mooring in St Gilles, if you know the place we were a little way down river of the bridge and carousel opposite the funfair hence the lights, also photos of harbour as we left and of Port Meule anchorage.
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  • Day104

    Saumur

    September 5, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    The sun went out in Honfleur so we moved south to Saumur on the Loire. The river is looking very dry.
    We found a very nice and peaceful site (Huttopia) situated at the top of the valley side within a vineyard only 6k from Saumur. We enjoyed it so much we stayed for two additional nights.
    We cycled into Saumur on Thursday for a look see and to view a municipal site we had previously stayed at one night on our way back from the south. The 50m pool had fallen into decay and a new small leisure pool installed instead. We then cycled up the Loire for a few miles on the left bank before returning to our site via the sharp hill to the top of the valley.
    Friday saw A take out the road bike for a morning ride down river nearly as far as Angers all along the tourist route which was very enjoyable. K stayed at base to do some sewing in the sunshine.
    Saturday - cycled back to Saumur to look at the market which was very busy. Mussels were selling fast so we got some for evening meal. Spent the afternoon in the warm sun chilling by and swinmming in the fabulous pool.
    Sunday chilling
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  • Day12

    Noirmoutier - FR

    May 26, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Another big 150km. First view of the Atlantic ocean. No more canals to follow, more like marsh land and pine forest. Crossed the causeway (Passage du Gois) to the island of Noirmoutier which you can only do at low tide. The Tour de France started here in 2011 crossing the same causeway.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Pays de la Loire, Países da Loira, بايي دو لا لوار, Pays de la Loire suyu, Luara torpağı, Землі Луары, Пеи дьо ла Лоар, Broioù al Liger, País del Loira, Луаран латтанаш, Pays-de-la-Loire, Luarlandoj, Países del Loira, پیی دو لا لوآر, Payis de la Lêre, Países do Loira, פיי דה לה לואר, Zemlja Loire, Loire-mente, Լուարայի երկիր, Lando di Loire, Paesi della Loira, ペイ・ド・ラ・ロワール地域圏, ლუარის რეგიონი, 페이드라루아르, Pagi Ligeris, Luaros kraštas, Luāra, Лоарски Крај, पेई दा ला लोआर, Païses de Léger, ਪੇ ਡ ਲਾ ਲੁਆਰ, Kraj Loary, Pais ëd la Lòira, لوائیر وادی, País do Loire, Земли Луары, Paisi dâ Loira, Loire, Регион Лоара, แคว้นเปอีเดอลาลัวร์, Пеї-де-ла-Луар, پئی دو لا لوار, ლუარაშ რეგიონი, 卢瓦尔河地区

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