7th December 2010 – Niort to Mimizan Plage

7 12 2010

It was raining again when we got up so we decided to leave the pretty town of Niort without having much of a chance to look around. We departed at around 11am and after a stop at the local supermarket to fill up we were on our way again. The sat nav was again left to guide us toward Mimizan Plage but at 185 miles away were were thinking of finding an aire at around the half way mark to stay the night.

Niort

The drive toward Saintes was lovely, we had entered the wine growing regions just north of Bordeaux and it was a pleasure to be driving along smaller roads taking in the surroundings. We stopped just outside of Jonzac for a ham baguette and then carried on toward the city of Bordeaux which involved motorway driving. As we seemed to be making quite good time and the remainder of the journey all appeared to be on the motorway we decided to just carry on and make our way to Mimizan Plage. It seems quite strange that last time we were out we took nearly a month to get there and this time we will have done it in just over a week!

We pulled up on the aire at around 6pm, it was dark and raining but stepping out of the motorhome we both felt an immediate difference, it was warm. We checked the temperature and were both shocked to see it at 16.5 degrees. It would appear that the holiday has started. We popped over to see Ken and Linda who we met here last year, had a cup of tea and then settled in for the night.

The weather report is looking quite good for the next few days so we are both looking forward to walking on the beach, in the sun, with Jack who has had to endure a fair bit of driving over the last few days. We are planning a week here before moving on.

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