Number 2 blog, France Spain Portugal. Time to move on Friday 8th June from la Mailleraye sur Seine, it’s a lovely village and we’re sure to go again. We set off at 11:00 hours travelling though Normandy for 80 miles to a small village called Gace. We parked in front of the Town Hall (Mairie). Parking especially for motorhomes was free with all services. Thank you lord Mayor๐Ÿ˜Š.

The weather was good so we had a walk around and bought some groceries and French bread ๐Ÿ˜‹. Then we went in a bar which was supposed to be a British music bar. Everyone was very friendly and we met some British people who live there, an interesting afternoon.

We decided to stay for one night only in Gace as we had arranged to meet up with our friends John And Pam Spencer who are on holiday for 4 weeks in there motorhome. So off we went to Doug La Fontaine, 110 miles away. The weather was not good it was raining and we had a thunderstorm. It was that bad we had to stop for 30

minutes as the road was flooded. I’ve got to say the weather has not been that good in northern France so we are moving on a bit more south. John and Pam were on a camp site so we met up on site and we had a BBQ. We had a good time and a good drink๐Ÿ˜.

Next morning we had torrential rain for 5 hours – it woke us up it was that loud. Anyway the sun came out at 12 so we all went in to the Town of La Fountain and we enjoyed a nice afternoon in this lovely historical town. The next morning it rained again so we all decide to move on.

We decided to go to the coast to an island called Ile de Re not far from La Rochelle where Pat and I intend to go later. We decided to have a over night stop at a place called Bennett. It was free to stop the night so thank you Bennett for your generosity ๐Ÿ˜Š. Next morning off we went to Ile de Re. It’s connected to the mainland by a long bridge about as long as the Humber bridge but not a suspension bridge. The island is about 10 miles long by 6 miles wide with lots of beaches and 4 towns. It also has lots of Oyster beds and it’s flat so there’s plenty of cycle tracks all over the Island. We camped at an aire by the beach just out side of a village of Le Bois En Re. We settled in and booked for 3 nights – the weather was good at last๐Ÿ˜Ž.

We spent the next day relaxing, went down the beach, it was a lovely sunny day finished the day off with a BBQ.

This is Henry, Pam And John’s dog. They rescued him while on holiday in Cyprus. He’s a lovely dog, well done Pam and John.

The next day John And Pam and Henry had to head off back home. We’ve had a lovely time with them so we wish them bon-voyage.

We decided to stay another night and do some cycling on the miles of cycle tracks. We did about 10 miles.

We rode to Saint-Martin-De-Re a very nice town lots of fortifications, fashion shops and restaurants.

We enjoyed Ile de Re definitely, it’s worth a visit. Were moving on again only 8 miles to La Rochelle. We found a good parking aire on the La Rochelle marina. The marina is big it hold 3500 sailing boats and luxury yachts. We went in to the City on a water taxi it’s run on electricity from 15 solar panels on the roof.

It was very busy in La Rochelle because France were playing Australia in the world cup. France won so it got a bit lively. We went to a fantastic fruit and fish market. We sampled some Oysters with wine, nice but I think you need to acquire the taste.

I had 5 Pat had 1.๐Ÿ™‚

La Rochelle is a lovely City known as the White City because of it’s limestone buildings. We stayed 2 days and had a good look around at some of the historical architecture, we like culture.๐Ÿ˜Ž

Next we’re going to the the Bordeaux wine making region.

Royon

St Emillion

Arcachon…. and more so please join us on our travels. And leave us a message or a question. We will answer them all. D P. Au revoir.

14 thoughts on “Number 2 blog, France Spain Portugal. Time to move on Friday 8th June from la Mailleraye sur Seine, it’s a lovely village and we’re sure to go again. We set off at 11:00 hours travelling though Normandy for 80 miles to a small village called Gace. We parked in front of the Town Hall (Mairie). Parking especially for motorhomes was free with all services. Thank you lord Mayor๐Ÿ˜Š.

  1. Good this Derek keep it up.
    Get a good photo of those free power units they have, so I can work out how to hook up to them. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Just had a real good look at your blog. Itโ€™s 3 in the morning and I canโ€™t sleep ! Just done too many late nights lately. It all looks wonderful and youโ€™re certainly getting the use out of your bikes. The weather looks good too except for that rain lol. Happy camping you two. Love Sue xx

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    1. Sue I did reply to you but seems to have gone astray. Thanks for your comments. Yes we both love our bikes using them a lot. We’re having a good time and love the lifestyle. Sorry you can’t sleep .. all the best to you both DPxc

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  3. Hi Pat and Derek very interesting reading. You’ve been to some lovely places. The photo’s ate amazing. Hope your both keeping ok. Take care lots of love Babs. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š xxxxxx

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    1. Hi Babs glad you like our blog. We’re staying at Aubeterre on the river Dronne it’s a lovely village so were stay for 5or6 day chilling. It’s been very hot last 2 day 36ยฐ but cooling down now …cheers DPx

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  4. Hello again!
    Mabel and I love your blog and seeing all the brilliant photographs too. The places youโ€™ve been look so beautiful…makes me want to travel again… . love it xx
    Thank you for sharing!! Looking forward to hearing all about what happens next, love Alice and Mabel xxxx

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    1. Hi Alice and Mabel … yes we are having a fantastic time. France is so lovely on the Atlantic ocean coast. We’re just taking it easy. Today We’v Just arrived at St Eulatie Le Born it’s on a lake with lots of pine tree’s a lovely place so we’re staying here 4 days. Our next move well be the France Basque region Hossegor European surfing town then on to Bayonne city full of history. We’re writing another blog. tomorrow.. Hope your both keeping well Love DP xx

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  5. Hi you two, wonderful you sharing this great adventure, all the places of culture and all the fun from the bikes to friends. We had the same storms in Corfu last week, think Europe has all been temperamental this last few weeks, hopefully itโ€™s settled down now. Keep the blog up and carry on enjoying yourselves. Love Denise&Steve. XX

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    1. Hi thanks for looking at our blog. D&S.we’re having a fantastic time and loving the lifestyle. Glad you had great holiday your ship looked super ๐Ÿ˜Š Yes weather’s been a bit off at times but it’s very hot now but a few thunderstorms. Were in Bayonne just now moving to Spain next week. Have you seen number 3 blog?. All for now DPxxx

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