Weather was dark rainy and dull but now bright and sunny
Last night free sleepy spot
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Today started on a low.. The Cook wanted to go home .. She’s bored with France .. much preferring Spain .. Some thing to do with a Castle on every hill or cute white villages .. France isn’t like that .. it’s green and dull as the cloud hasn’t lifted .. Flat and just roads … BUT .. Then we got on to Île de Oleron.. an island over the bridge near ROYAN in Poitou Charente region .. Driver says the bridge must be a mile long ..and even though an over night parking place wasn’t obvious we arrived in St Denis Le Oleron which we though would do only to find Julie and Jason of Our Tour (see their blog and map ) sleepy spot didn’t exist and a house was built on the coords we used .. After all they were there in 2012 ish and nothing stays the same but the village was a treat as we walked around the yacht basin..
The sun was shining and all was well with the world ..Off to try and find any place to camp for the night finding colourful Oyster huts along with artisan jewellery and hats and a bike covered in crustaceans having been abandoned on the mussel beds now a piece of art (see photo)
Our next port of call was St Trojan Les Bains and yes we found a free parking place and what’s sweet little village full of flowers so that’s it for today Chicken Chips and veg with a cheese sauce made by The Driver as The Cooks blogging…