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.
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.
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.
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.
With the kids near the "La Porte Océane".
On the Altlantic coast.
Had a great time just walking along the path and playing with the kids.
Thus ended our First day in La Rochelle.