Friday, May 26, 2017

It's Hot at the Beach

 Drove from Limoges to outside of Nantes, 4 hour drive that took us nearly 5 1/2 hours.
Frustrated that we sat in traffic on the highway for approx 20 minutes at a time, stopped, then all of a sudden the traffic took off. For no reason at all.
 After trying to locate a laundromat with no luck, decided to head to the coast to fill in some time, a 20 minute drive took 90 minutes. Same thing, traffic stopped then took off.
On the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
We drove to Pornic but after sitting in the traffic was told by a local that Thursday is the rostered day off in France for workers and they take the Friday as a long weekend.
 The Lighthouse at Pointe de Saint Gildas

 Downed these to try and cool down.
32 degrees.
 Rose of the day.
 Our Abbey accommodation for 2 nights.
The building dates from the 18th century and was formerly a Cistercian monk guesthouse.
The Delai Lama stayed here.
Our room is on the top floor, 2nd from the left, the widow is open trying to dry the washing.
There are no lifts, 2 flights of stairs to climb, I guess if the monks and the DL walked up, I can also.
John finally saw a train.....


  1. More beautiful accommodation, and it is a very stylish staircase.

  2. Traffic jams, hot day, beautiful beach, train, washing day. Sounds a bit like home. Beautiful candelabra.

  3. Sitting in traffic is no fun!
    We missed you in the CBD yesterday. Sorry you missed out on the cake.

  4. Even if the staircase is stylish it does not make it easier to climb. Vireya's choice of birthday cake was delicious.

  5. I love seeing all your photos and travelling with you.

  6. I prefer to travel through your pictures than spend time sitting in traffic.

  7. The reason why you should go on the dirt track rather than the highway is the inevitable traffic problems. Great accommodation! Hot weather!

  8. 32 degrees! Top of 17 today!! So, wear you winter woollies home.