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  • Day2

    Camperparadies Camargue

    July 30 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Um 11:30 Uhr sind wir auf dem Campingplatz losgekommen und einigermaßen gut durchgekommen.
    Um Lyon gab es etwas Stau, aber wir sind ja im Urlaub 😎

    18:30 Uhr sind wir dann an unserem Ziel mitten in der Camargue angekommen.
    Einfach ein Traum!
    Wir stehen direkt am Strand - nur Sand, Dünen, Sonne und Meer - wir lieben es.

    Parken ist hier erlaubt - Campen nicht.
    Naja jetzt schauen wir mal ob sie uns heute Nacht in Ruhe lassen, oder ob wir doch noch weg müssen 😉
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  • Day3


    July 31 in France ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Ja jetzt sind wir so richtig im Urlaub angekommen😎
    Die Nacht verlief absolut ruhig, keiner wollte was von uns👍
    Um 06:30 Uhr wollten wir gleich mal den Sonnenaufgang genießen und somit heißt es 06:00 Uhr raus aus der Falle und mit Kaffee und Tee an den Strand.
    Leider war es etwas bewölkt und plötzlich auch neblig, bis es dann genau so schnell wieder wolkenlos war.
    Einfach herrlich - ein paar Runden schwimmen im warmen Meerwasser musste natürlich auch sein👍

    Das Frühstück so direkt am Strand ist natürlich auch der Traum - und wenn man im Wasser ist hat man sein kleines Zuhause auch ständig im Blick - einfach toll!

    Kurz nach 21:00 Uhr wollte Amy unbedingt nochmal ins Meer - gute Idee - zwischen Mondaufgang und Sonnenuntergang zu Baden hat natürlich schon was 😃

    Heute Nacht stehen wir hier fast alleine, ein Wohnmobil steht noch in der Nähe, die anderen stehen alle ca. 100 m weiter am Eingang zum Strand.

    Ein wunderschöner Tag ist zu Ende - es ist jetzt 23:27 Uhr ich liege am offenen Fenster am Bett, den Blick Richtung Meer mit dem Rauschen der Wellen in den Ohren und einer leichten Briese von angenehmen Wind der mich umweht.
    Gute Nacht 🌓
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  • Day4

    Faulenzen und genießen

    August 1 in France ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Heute wurde einfach mal so richtig der Urlaub genossen.

    Die Sonnenaufgänge und Sonnenuntergänge sind hier in der Camargue einfach sensationell, darum wollen wir morgens auch immer gerne früh raus.

    Heute war mal ver- und entsorgen angesagt, darum ging es gleich um 9 Uhr los nach Port-Saint-Lous-Du- Rône, knappe 10 Km zu einem Stellplatz.
    Toiletten (gut das wir 2 haben) lehren war kein Problem, Frischwasser aber schon.
    Naja was soll’s, im Intermache haben wir dann ein paar Kanister geholt und schauen jetzt mal wie lange es reicht.

    Die Hitze war um die Mittagszeit heute schon extrem, sogar am Meer war der Wind ungewöhnlich heiß und Abkühlung gab es nur im Wasser

    Was tun? Siesta😃 Bei offenen Fester war es im WoMo total angenehm und sehr gut auszuhalten.

    Gut ausgeschlafen und bei angenehmen Temperaturen ging es dann um 19 Uhr nochmal an den Strand zum Baden.

    Der Tag wird dann mit Hamburger und Corona😃 abgeschlossen.
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  • Day6


    August 3 in France ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Gestern morgen liefen wir mal Strand rechts entlang, bis kurz vor den Kanal.
    Ein wunderbarer naturbelassener einsamer Strand, einfach wunderbar.

    Ansonsten war es am Strand gestern recht gut besucht, da Sonntags immer die Franzonen kommen um ihr Wochenende hier zu verbringen.

    Es war kurz vor 22 Uhr, wir wollten uns gerade zusammen einen Film anschauen, als es an das Fenster klopfte.
    Eine nette Politesse forderte uns freundlich auf, den Platz hier zu verlassen - jetzt war es also so weit - alle Wohnmobile und sonstige Camper, die am Strand standen mussten weg.

    An der Zufahrt zum Strand gab es ja einen ausgeschrieben Parkplatz auf dem man stehen durfte - da wir ja nichts draußen stehen hatten, waren wir innerhalb 5 Minuten startklar und somit das erste Wohnmobil welches dann den Parkplatz anfuhr und somit bekamen wir auch einen guten Platz.

    3 Tage standen wir bis gestern Abend ja schon frei, somit verließ uns dann gestern Abend auch noch unsere Aufbaubatterie - jetzt wäre halt Solar gut😉

    Alles halb so schlimm, den Film schauten wir dann trotzdem noch über das Laptop an👍😃

    Die Nacht war auch optimal nur war es jetzt wieder Zeit die Entsorgung zu machen und Wasser zu holen.
    Also auf in die Stadt - somit auch die Batterie etwas aufladen lassen - Toilette lehren und Wasser auffüllen.

    Zurück am Strand steuerten wir gleich wieder unseren Lieblingsplatz direkt am Strand an und frühstücken erst mal schön.

    Den Strand haben wir heute fast für uns alleine, kein Vergleich zu gestern.

    Demnächst werden wir hier aufbrechen und einen Stellplatz in Saintes Maries de la Mer anfahren um dort eine Nacht zu verbringen, bevor wir zum Campingplatz in Le Grau du Roi fahren.
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  • Day321

    Short update

    February 8 in France ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Things are still progressing well with the various projects. John’s oil filters have arrived so he can finish the generator service but we are still waiting to receive the Perspex so he can repair the windscreen.
    I have finished my socks and started on John’s, the cross stitch crab is progressing well. Still haven’t started a project for the variegated blue wool but lots of time for that.
    We have made a few more wombling trips to the beach and actually walked right along the beach to the River mouth. There is so much timber there as well as obviously a lot of beached detritus, mostly plastic with a scary number of flip flops.
    Next week on Wednesday the main mast comes off! To do this we have to motor round to Port Napoleon where DMS will be removing and storing the mast until the transporters pick it up. We have already lubed all the bottle screws, the only unknown is the bolt through the tabernacle, this twists but at the moment we think the mast weight and Stays pressure prevent us removing it. This feels like real progress so now we need to sort out where the mast will go too in Northern France to wait for us. We are thinking either Rouen or Honfleur. We are also going to buy our canal cruising permit so we can benefit for the early purchase discount.
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  • Day308

    The joys of live aboard overwintering

    January 26 in France ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Well the weather hasn’t been all bad we have had a very mixed bag. Yesterday was sunny and we took a ride to the beach for wombling as well as shopping for Sunday Roast ingredients and doing the washing. The last few days we have been working on various projects.
    John has been focusing on wiring up the various electronics. The radar, radio, compass and GPS were all previously on the Missen mast that is no more so needed to be mounted elsewhere and reconnected. Everything is now complete.
    My jobs were more domestic in nature. I made a big batch of chunky carrot and coriander soup, as it’s nice to have a warm lunch on those cold days and the French believe soup should should be smooth whereas I want to chew my food. Some more carrot cakes to help fatten John up so he doesn’t get so cold. I have also made a cover, by hand, (machine broke) for the new stern tabernacle folding table John is going to build. My DPNs finally arrived, for those of you who are not knitters DPNs are double pointed needles, so I am now knitting my first pair of socks 🧦. The first one is a bit pointy on the toe as I got the cast off instructions a bit confused 🤷‍♀️ but nailed it for the heel section so second sock should be perfect! I am also doing my first ever bit of cross stitch thanks to my birthday present from Michelle and Paul. Took a few stitches to appreciate the need to do all the / before coming back with the \ but it’s going well now and I love the nautical theme. At the moment I am feeling inspired to maybe make a cross stitch Take Five but this enthusiasm may well wear off. I also have some new blue chunky wool that I am looking for a project for, any suggestions anyone?
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  • Day259

    Port Saint Louis du Rhone

    December 8, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Well we have been in our winter marina for just over a week and feel we are getting to know the place quite well. While we have been here though two of the other visiting liveaboard boats have left, we think there is one other boat with full time residents and a few weekenders. The facilities (loos, showers and laundry) are clean dry and wonderfully warm, there is also a common room with TV and DVD that we can use. There is a supermarket nearby that sells John’s preferred GF bread and well stocked chandlery’s so John is mostly happy. He however a bit concerned about the temperatures, one morning this week we were showing only 2.5 degs on the external thermometer and that’s early December he’s not sure he will like January and February very much. Take a Five now looks a little different as we have removed the Missen mast, we aren’t thinking we will put it back as we haven’t used the Missen at all and without it we feel we have so much more deck space. Sadly there is no gym for me to use but I have found a boxercise type class that’s very energetic and hope to start running again soon, niggling Achilles injury just not healing, and am using common room for Pilates/yoga/body balance type workouts. We are planning to cycle to Arles when weather is cooperative for an overnight stay, it is about 35km if the signs are to be believed. And the buses to Martigues allow us to visit a large Bricolage (DIY) store, John is thinking about building a folding table around the Missen tabernacle?
    So far we have had at least two good days for each bad one but this coming week doesn’t look so good forecasted winds with gusts around 45km/hr every day except Wednesday which is good as Wednesday is market day.
    We try to do a longish ride every day and have ridden to the beach every few days and have started a little beach cleaning, just a carrier bag of plastic bottles each visit as well as collecting some of the more interesting finds that I will put on the photos to see if anyone can invent a story to link them together.
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  • Day265

    Getting settled

    December 14, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Well we have been here over two weeks already and although the weather hasn’t been great it’s been a lot better than in Guernsey. We have put up our Christmas decorations inside and out. We are the only decorated boat in the marina. At the moment we have some more liveaboard boats but not sure if they are just here to avoid the SE Gale/storm we are experiencing, they are all french and we hardly ever we the residents.
    Thank you to those who sent us new Christ decorations, we love them.
    I have also attached a photo of me in the finished pullover thing I knitted. It doesn’t look quite like the pattern photo it’s bigger as I knit very loosely even though I used a smaller size needle and pattern to compensate. In its favour it is lovely and warm.
    Last Friday we headed back to Martigues by bus to go to the DIY store for various things but primarily wood so John could build a folding table around the Missen mast tabernacle. Unfortunately our Martigues luck, or lack of, was holding out as after over an hours journey we got to the store to find out that for technical reasons their wood saw was out of action. At least the trip only cost €4in total, well and lunch of course but a person has to eat. The nearby hypermarket was doing a deal on some GF biscuits so we saved the cost of the trip in biscuits. We also bought some new sheets as ours were a bit grubby and even whitener was no longer making the grade. The other thing we had hoped to buy at the DIY store was Perspex to replace the panel that the wind blew out 2weeks ago, and we thought we had done it until, John double checked his measuring (after we had paid) and realised it was too small to we had to return that at least we hadn’t carried it home.
    A bit of luck we have had is that on one of forays to the beach we saw a long scaffold board and later in the day when John went back a saw it was still there so he reduced the length to 8foot and cycled back with it, carefully.
    There is also a photo of some more scavenging finds. We are still collecting plastic bottles and other rubbish each time we get to the beach to the amazement of the locals.
    John is again back in the engine room doing something semi technical and as I did the washing yesterday I am looking for things to do. I have some sewing projects but am waiting for the market tomorrow to buy some grey thread for the new liner curtain, and for new needles before I tackle the table cover, as material quite strong.
    I have however made my own GF vegetarian mincemeat and then some mince pies using shop bought GF pastry, they aren’t bad, but as no more GF pastry until we return to Martigues I need to try making that as well as have lots of mincemeat left over. It ridiculous what you consider doing if you are bored enough.
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  • Day275

    Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Hello Everyone, we hope you have enjoyed the Festive buildup and have a great next couple of days.
    Today has been bright and breezy p, this seems to be the most usual weather phenomenon here so as we had done all our food shopping yesterday we decided to go for a ride and this time we headed up the Rhone rather than down it towards the beach. We rode to the Bac Baccarin and took the ferry across the Rhône to Salin de Giraud. The decision to take the ferry was a bit last minute when we realised it was free for us and our bikes. We didn’t have the iPad so I have found some photos from the internet to show what we saw the horse were grazing in the fairly waterlogged field on our way up to the ferry and Bar de Sport is where we stopped for a hot chocolate sitting outside soaking up a bit of sun. We would have explored the town and surrounds a little more but we had no idea when the last ferry was and didn’t want to end up stranded on the wrong side of the river for Christmas.
    We have invited a French friend Nicholas to join us for Christmas lunch and are planning a Festive dip before hand, that we will remember the iPad for with its waterproof cover! So we need to be a bit organised so the poor guy isn’t waiting till 6 for his lunch.
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  • Day277

    Christmas Day and Boxing Day

    December 26, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We managed a quick dip on Christmas Day before a hot shower and delicious Christmas lunch with our French friend Nicholas. Then a FaceTime chat with my family who were at my brothers for what I am told was a truly spectacular meal. Sadly my Dad missed out as he has the stomach bug that’s doing the rounds.
    Boxing Day doesn’t seem to be celebrated as such in France with businesses open as usual though more people were wondering around and trying out their Christmas presents? I did a circuit session earlyish, not too early as a bit bloney cold outside, then after breakfast we rode to the beach to continue our clean up operation and took some pictures on the way. Sadly the local birds are really camera shy and kept flying off but you can just about make out the flamingos and swans and of course gulls and teens. We are definitely loosing the cleaning battle by the way as not only is the rubbish arriving via the ocean but also via the river. On the beach were a number of walkers and also fishermen, a couple of them had set up their rods then collected some driftwood and had made a fire. I’m not sure if their wives realised they had the tefal frying pan. Later on we tried a run but my Achilles is still not happy so have now applied deep heat, a support and am keeping it elevated, we are resting on the couch. Hope everyone has had a great time and is looking forward to the New Year.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone

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