Plage de l'Espiguette

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  • Day39

    Wild beach, wilder ride...

    October 6, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Our first car adventure in France... to Plage Espiguette - an absolutely beautiful wild beach on the Mediterranean about 45 minutes out of town. We rented using “OUIcar” - an AirBNB type car sharing platform, so we saved a very few euros and ended up with a 20th century special - dingy and small, but we figured it would get us there and home... The day was actually amazing - with soft white sand, fun waves (I thought about Crystal Beach in Thunder Bay), excellent beach combing and sand dune climbing. It is a beach devoid of development, which means a different vibe - lots of bikes and kite-pulled dune buggies (and no constant requests for ice cream at the local beach bar). At around 18h00, we had to head home - slightly burned and very sun-tired, weighed down with shells and sand - our hair, clothes, towels, and every other place you can imagine. Sadly, our perfect day was not to be... we took a wrong turn about 10 minutes into our ride home, and that’s when the car engine started cutting out. Still 40 minutes out of town, Geoff pushed so hard on that pedal and ignition key I thought they would break, the engine finally turned as the night fell, and we finally roared in the direction of home with the big red light on the console flashing “STOP” in our faces. Malcolm offered to tell jokes to lighten the mood, but soon realized the futility of this, and contented himself with occasional body noises for a laugh. Anytime we slowed down, the engine would sputter again, and threaten to cut out -so Geoff did not slow down once for 40 minutes until forced to in a left turn lane - thankfully about 15 minutes from our house, and 5 from the drop-off for the car. Stalled on the road, now completely dark out, I called the owner. We sat amidst the honking horns (drivers not so patient having to go around). After 25 minutes, the owner arrived with his solution - he put Geoff at the wheel in neutral, and pushed the car back to his place using his own car... who needs a tow-truck in Montpellier? I walked home with the kids and we had dinner at a fashionably French hour - around 21h00. Dale sees this as a “scary” experience, Geoff sees it as a sign that our next car rental should be with an established company, I see it (now) as good practice for the many similar experiences we are bound to have in the next 9 months!Read more

  • Day48

    Needing some sodium in our water

    October 14, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    Big ol' beach. Wind a plenty.
    This morning it was an 700m walk to reach the sea, this afternoon, due to flooding, it was about 10m.
    Turns out tides aren't necessary.
    Also played some all terrain petanque on the sand dunes. Nice

  • Day8

    Plage L'Espiguette bei Le Grau-du-Roi

    October 4, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Dieser weitläufige Dünen Strand mitten in der Camargue in der Nähe von Le Grau-du-Roi ist einzigartig: feiner Sand, Gräser an den Dünen, glasklares aber überraschenderweise sehr kühles Wasser warten auf uns und ein paar andere Touristen. Wir genießen das herrliche sonnige Wetter für diesen einen Tag am Meer.Read more

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