Thank you Jem….

…for our lovely anniversary meal. It’s not our wedding anniversary until September 18th but our lovely daughter gave us a very generous early present of some Euro’s to spend whilst we were on holiday. So thanks to Jem we enjoyed a delicious lunch at a little restaurant overlooking the harbour. I chose to try some thing new, a local dish of deep fried crispy eel! I was a bit nervous about it but the lovely waitress who spoke very good English recommended it. It turned out to be very tasty, Colin stuck to his old favourite Moules avec frites. We really should have been brave enough to go for the oysters as the small fishing boats bring them in daily but neither of us could face them. I declined a desert having spotted a creperie on the way into town so we stopped on the way back and I enjoyed a pancake stuffed with pears and served with hot chocolate sauce and cream.
We are having a great chilled out time of doing very little other than eating and sleeping with the occasional bike ride thrown in to further explore the area.
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The bay this evening at 8pm French time.
Love to you all
Deborah x

We have found a great place to stop…

..at a place called Andernos Les Bains in a large bay on the Atlantic Ocean. The weather is cooler but the rain didn’t fall until we had returned from our bike ride into the seaside town. Along the edge of the bay are a number of little shacks that use the fresh catches of the day in their small restaurants. It seems that this place is a favourite of the French and the Aire which can take up to 40 motorhomes is pretty full, but we seem to be the only English van here. The little town is very pretty with lots of little shops and cafe’s. This place is famous for its oysters but neither Colin nor I are keen to try those again. Internet connection isn’t so good hence my lack of blogging over the last couple of days.
Here are a few more photos taken on the beach on the lake of our previous stop. One of the several huts to shelter from the hot rays of the sun, me at the end of the little pier watching the fish swim around in the shallow waters and Colin swimming in the lake.
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Colin has just returned from the Boulangerie with fresh bread and croissants. The plan today is to cycle to the beach and then sample one of the menus of the shack restaurants at lunchtime.

Love Deborah x

Carcans

After what seemed like a long drive we arrived at a campsite by a lake in a forest in Carcans. We are parked up under the tall pine trees which provides some welcome shade. Colin swam in the lake whilst I paddled as we listening to a band preparing for an end of season party on the beach. This site is due to close in a couple of weeks and there is hardly anyone here. The shower block is spotlessly clean and I have even done a little clothes washing this morning. Today temperatures are due to reach over 30c so we will take things very slowly. Every now and again we hear a crack and another large fir cone drops to the ground.
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We are having a wonderful time.
Wish you were here.
Deborah x

Oh what a night….

imageimage…and day. Futuroscope never ceases to amaze us even though this is our fourth visit. Yesterday we practically had the place to ourselves, or so it felt. The park is so enormous and just wandering around the place and admiring the copiced trees, beautiful flowers and amazing sculptures is enough to fill our hearts with joy. This time round we surfed the waves in Tahiti, scared ourselves on a 4D adventure, went into space, visited an Eco house, enjoye a lovely meal together and watched 70 foot high holograms of ballerina’s dance on the spectacular lake after as darkness fell.
You could say we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and must have walked quite a few miles in the day. Luckily our motorhome was parked just outside the front gates so we even managed to fit in a tea time siesta.
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Today we will continue our journey down to the south, who knows how far we will get before hunger demands us to stop for a bite to eat or the sight of another beautiful place to stop tempts us, but we are heading for a place under the trees on a beach somewhere. We are living the easy life!
Deborah x

Just by chance…

…we found this lovely free leisure park to stop for lunch yesterday. We ended up staying until the early evening when we drove fifteen minutes down the road to the car park at Futuroscope, our stop for the night. The Le Lac de St CYR comprises of a large lake with a beach surrounded by a cycle path that twists and turns through trees and along the river Vienne. Colin did a reckie and then together we cycled approx 4 miles around the lake. In the heat of the day it was lovely to lie on the sand and soak up the sun.
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Today we have the excitement of Futuroscope to look forward to but not before my egg and bacon breakfast that looks just about ready!

Wish you were here

Deborah x