There was a bit of rain last night and thunder rumbling in the distance. Fortunately it didn't come to much and I awoke to grey, but at least dry skies.
I was packed up and on the road by 8:30 which is my earliest start yet.
I went into the town for some water and the obligatory pain au chocolat. Just two this morning...
I then followed the road along the coast. All pretty straight forward.
After I went through L'Aguillon sur mer I would have liked it if there was a giant bridge across the marsh land, but unfortunately there isn't! It's not too far to go around it and it's fast and flat.
Once I was round that obstacle and heading for La Rochelle, it started to rain. I couldn't be bothered to stop and put my jacket on, so that gives a good indication of the heavyness of the rain. ie not very!
I stopped at a shop and bought a baguette, some mini baby bells and some chocolate biscuits. I ate it all in one sitting! I was going to save some for later, but never mind...
I was very pleased with how easy it was to get through La Rochelle. Towns and cities can be a right pain to get through if you don't know them, but I was back on the coast road on the other side very quickly.
Although it had stopped raining, the skies were still very threatening, so rather than push on, I thought it might be wise to stop and get sorted before any bad weather set in. Pitching a tent in the rain is no fun!
I was a bit disappointed to stop as it was still pretty early, but due to my early start, I'd already busted out 60 miles, so that'll do!
I'm staying at Chatelaillon Plage which is nice enough now that the sun has come out!
I've just uploaded pics from today and yesterday, brewed up some lumpy, out of date packet cappuccino and will now go on the hunt for food...