Saturday, June 15, 2013

John & Lynne's French odyssey, Day 4, Château d’Oléron

After a slow start to the morning, we drove to the Château d’Oléron, which is actually an ancient walled town
with a yacht harbour
and a castle built at the same time as Cape Town Castle and in similar style. It is not as well maintained and was bombed by the French air force in 1945
Poppies growing in the walls
Only two buildings still stand in the castle grounds
one of the gates
and the moat
a fishing boat returns, with the causeway in the background
and the guard tower
a Magpie
a sculpture at an art exhibition
a dinghy race in the bay
and another view of Fort Bayard
One of the windows in the outer wall above the sea
and a place to rest, perhaps for the castle's ghosts
Two skinks enjoying a bit of sunshine
We visited a charming shop which sells our kinds of products
and went home to a supper of lobster bisque
which attracted some of the local cats

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