Saturday 21 June 2014

St Trojan les Bains, Ile d'Oleron

Went a cycle around the south of the island on bikes hired from the hotel itself.

The hotel address

The bikes

Action shot.
Came across a graveyard for tourist mini-trains.

There is a narrow gauge railway on the island.

Later in the day drove to the centre of the island and visited Monsieur Coulon so as to stock up on Vieux Pineau and Cognac d'Abricot for the next 4 weeks.

His howf

Inside the emporium

Then north west to La Cotiniere for old time's sake.

La Cotiniere is a busy harbour

Coffee plus book on Sartre.

Many a Mass have I attended here.

Magnificent stained glass windows inside.

Last night's dinner:

Kir cassis to start with

Foie gras

Hake and chips

Creme brulee
 Then went for a walk afterwards.

Motor on the front wheel of this moped.
Reflection of the viaduct that joins the island to mainland France

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