Limousin Living
Living and Building a home in the heart of France
5th July 2006
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L’Île d’Oléron
Just up the coast is La Cotinière, a fishing port and busy seaside town, with small shops for gifts, beachwear and souvenirs, cafés and a daily market for fresh fruits, vegetables, olives and sundried tomatoes, cheeses and fish. We bought a kite, then drove further up the coast to find a beach to fly it on.
All along this west coast are sandy paths through the dunes to wide beaches, some with rocky expanses at low tide, some with sand or pebbles giving access for bathing and body-boarding. It's unspoilt, wild and natural, with barely a tea-hut to be seen.
This sunset preceded a long, loud, violent unpredicted thunderstorm...!
Near Les Sables Vignier, a beautiful beach with no people to endanger with a hurtling kite.