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Saturday, 4 October 2014

AUTUMN TRAVELS 2014 PART 1

 
After all our hard work on the garden and new sheds we really needed a holiday so we set off southwards for an autumn break. Only 4 hours from home in the region of Loire Atlantique we came to Pornic. A lovely little port lined with bars and cafés with a mixture of traditional, modern and fishing boats along the quay.
 
 
The campsite was on the edge of town, planted with a variety of trees, especially oaks, where Bob spotted this nuthatch one afternoon while we relaxed in the cool shade. 
 
 
We cycled into the port every day for our morning coffee then we explored the old town or strolled along the coastal path till it was apero time and then took our lunch overlooking the boats at one of the open air cafés.
 
 
The weather was perfect every day and despite the storms in the forecasts we didn't see a drop of rain for 2 whole weeks. We stayed at Pornic for 4 nights on a very friendly campsite with a heated outside pool which was very pleasant when the sun got too hot to sit out in.
 I took 2 sketchbooks with me and these are in no 27 which is small enough to fit in my handbag with a couple of different pens to use.  The other book is a bit larger being A5 in size so I used it mainly at the campsite for my nature sketches which I will post tomorrow so watch this space!