Along the Coast

We have made friends with a very nice French couple who, this is such a plus for me, love to speak English. He is a font of information about the area and they are always out exploring. He told us about the coast area north of la Rochelle so once nice, sunny day, Maurice and I set out to explore it.

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We could see the bridge that crosses to Île de Ré and the coast of the island itself.

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Saw this place just covered with junk, even a decorated Christmas tree.

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This sign was in front. It wasn’t open but maybe it was a shop.

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We crossed a bridge over this water running into the ocean as it was low tide-as you can see by the grounded boats-which wouldn’t be visible once high tide arrived. These extremes of tides are what make this such a good oyster farming area.

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We were too early for lunch but this place is on my list to try sometime. It just looked classy.

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We ate instead at a place with this view which had good food but really slow service which didn’t matter as we had no place to be.

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It was time for the full moon which I missed that night but when I got up early the next morning, as is my wont, and it was still dark, I got to see it setting although not to totally into the sea as a marine layer hid it.

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