Monday, August 11, 2008

La Rochelle holiday 1

After a wonderful week in sunny France we are now back in cold and wet Coventry. We flew from Stansted airport on the evening of the 9th. This time we didn't want to take any chances and took the National Express bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station, Coventry. We set off quite early from Coventry (1:15pm) even though our flight was only at 7:25pm.

We decided to go on our holiday because we needed to get away from it all - and to recharge our batteries.

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Flying with Ryanair

After a slightly rough flight we arrived at La Rochelle. Our friend Agnes, had kindly hired a taxi to pick us up. There was a communication breakdown but we somehow managed to reach the apartment safely.

The apartment is near the Les Minimes port and we spent the next day exploring the area. As it was a Sunday, most of the shops were closed. Les Minimes is the largest marina for pleasure boats in France. I have never seen so many boats together at one place.

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Les Minimes port

Fortunately there were some restaurants open. Found a place with a menu in English. My wife was delighted with the choice of sea food. Unfortunately for me, there wasn't much vegetarian choices and had to make do with bread butter and fries.

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Moules (Mussels)

Later that evening discovered that the sea coast was just a little walk away from the apartment. They have excellent paths by the sea for walking or cycling.

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With the kids near the "La Porte Océane".

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On the Altlantic coast.

Had a great time just walking along the path and playing with the kids.

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Thus ended our First day in La Rochelle.


scatterhaiku said...

thanks for sharing your holiday in france here. :) me, i'll have to content myself with vacationing vicariously through your blog. :O

Rainbow Painter Blog said...

That was a good decision indeed to go on a vacation. I'm glad to know that you are having lot of fun there. God bless.

BabyPink said...

wow! i wish i can go on vacation to another country, too. but, right now, i'll just content myself with travelling through your blog and some others.

take care, adam. kisses to your cute kids!Ü

Bouncer said...

it is always the best idea to go on vacations considering daily working schedules can easily drain of human brain,...

I kept waiting for the post to load as it has soo many pics (I am sadly using dial up today) and I must say that the second last pic of that already disappeared sun is awesome...

which camera do you have?

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

Scatterhaiku, Rainbow painter: Thanks for dropping by.

Babypink: Nice to have you back on my blog again. It's been a long time since you last dropped by. Thanks.

Bouncer: It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ9

Loretta said...

The pic of the coast is beautiful! (The kids look great too, of course!)

Vicktr said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday experience in France. It does really sound nice to have a break once in a while. I bet you had a great time there. As for me, i try to visit nice places around and near Metro Manila and since the topic is about traveling, I just want to share a wonderful website to everyone which is very resourceful to travelers around the world, specially those who are hesitant to go on vacations be it domestic or international because they don't know where to stay during their vacation. Check out
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Bouncer said...

@Adam Dilip Mutum: Well, I am sure it is out of my reach considering I am still a student. I think I should be happy with my N73's 3.2 megapixel camera..

By the way I did leave comments on two more posts and I think you didn't approve them. What happened??

Did they look like spam?

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

Bouncer: Yes, I usually delete comments that look like spam straight away.


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