Michael and Pam's Travels

La Rochelle, Coast Atlantic. 2014

Travelled : 75 miles

Visited : La Rochelle

Stayed : La Rochelle municipal aire, limited free places, with services, GPS N 46.09.944 W 001.09.333

 

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Anyway it’s time to head for La Rochelle and we set off on the D road. The traffic builds as the morning progresses but it’s a good run and we make it before lunch. I have set the GPS for a large aire in the middle of town and she takes us there without a problem. We find the aire is well away from the old city however, so I put in the address of another. That were the fun begins, she sends us around a series of narrow lanes and there’s no sign of the aire. I’ll cut the story short but 90 minutes later we found the second aire, which was in a much better spot but our nerves were pretty well shot.

 

The twin towers of the forts guarding the old port of La Rochelle, France. 2014

The twin towers of the forts guarding the old port of La Rochelle, France. 2014

 

Where not sure who he is, but it makes a good selfie, La Rochelle,  2014

Where not sure who he is, but it makes a good selfie, La Rochelle, 2014

 

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While the old port of La Rochelle is very picturesque, the streets leading down to it are fairly tired, probably as we were. We walked the quay, visited the tourist information and stopped at the SFR shop to buy some more internet time for the dongle. During all this Pam managed to find three new tops to buy in a little boutique, so for her the day was a success. The water front has the usual stalls selling tat, but there was some interesting art and an animal show. There’s obviously no RSPCA here. The weather is overcast but quite warm when we settle into a little bar overlooking the quay for a quiet drink.

 

The dog, cat and mouse circus, La Rochelle.  2014

The dog, cat and mouse circus, La Rochelle. 2014

 

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No problems driving up this lane, La Rochelle.  2014

No problems driving up this lane, La Rochelle. 2014

 

An hour later some misty rain falls and we make a start back to the Hymer. It starts raining in ernest just after we get back and continues most of the night.  We wake to find the sun shining and pack up for I’le de Re.

One thought on “La Rochelle, Coast Atlantic. 2014

  1. Cecilia

    Hi Michael and Pam

    We are enjoying your blogs, the weather should be improving for you. It has been quite wet here, but hopefully the next week is going to be better.We loved your remark about no RSPCA, we noticed that when we were in Paris, selling dogs in little cages in shops.

    X Terry and Lelia

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