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Jun 8, 2005 - La Rochelle

Arrrrr Shiver me timbers maties run one up the mainmast and find a landlubber and we'll run em through. La Rochelle is a town virtually bursting at the seams with nautical paraphenalia of all descriptions, usually made in China. For example there are Sea Shanty singing contests for drunk Irish at the local Irish pub, shops with maritime meubles (a word which we cannot fully fathom), and one quaint little shop called "La Pirate" that sells nothing to do with Pirates. Not sure how the French Pirates would have got on in the old days; you...

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Apr 30, 2005 - The long drive...........

Did a super long drive today........ Decided we needed a few more kilometres behind us! Pretty easy going - made it just south of Nantes to a place called Chatemaillon Plage. Stayed in a fairly decent campsite - not too much to report a very easy day! On the road again first thing - very keen to get down to Biarritz

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Feb 23, 2005 - Cognac

Cognac is a sleepy town at this time of year and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. We arrived at 8am to find that bus and taxi drivers don't show up for work until 9:30am. So, we hoofed it (snowing again, of course)to the most beautiful bed and breakfast we've laid our eyes on. By the way, everyone tells us that this is the coldest winter in some time. We hope you all are enjoying the sun for us! We were warmly greeted by the owner, the receptionist and the dog. We were so hungry that the 'petit dejunier' they offered us was the...

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