|Cornflower blue shutters in La Flotte|
On Thursday morning, we crossed two rivers to follow the right bank of the Gironde estuary northwest. This is still wine country; in fact it seems as if the French grow nothing but wine or sunflowers. but, of course, that is not true.
|Hanging on to my hat in Talmont sur Gironde. The church of Sainte Radegonde is behind me|
|Street in Talmont sur Gironde|
|Janet and I in La Flotte|
|The harbour at La Flotte|
|Sampling cheese at the market|
|Windmill by the bike path|
Our first stop was La Couarde, a tiny village where we enjoyed a delicious lunch at La Cabine de Bain. The restaurant is run by another transplanted Irishman. They're everywhere!
|Biking past a vineyard outside La Couarde|
|Bob and Tom biking together|
|View from the church tower in Saint Martin de Ré|
|Lots of people around the harbour in Saint Martin de Ré|
The church tower affords a view over the entire island. Janet and I climbed to the top and took some pictures while the guys set off into the town. We all enjoyed an ice cream, then walked to the lighthouse before we got back on the bikes and made our way home.
|At the lighthouse in Saint Martin de Ré|