Had a final swim in the pool before we left Le Clos Castel around
11.00. Stopped at the local Lidl for provisions before heading off.
Drove to Bazas to do a section of a Velo Verte which runs along an old
railway line. The only problem we had with the route was a section
that was blocked by the construction of a new road and the diversion
was not signposted. The total route was 71 km but we had to turn
around after 20. Had ice cream in Bazas before setting off to St Paul
en Born. Hotel is family run , our room is modern and recently
refurbished with an interesting taste in decor. Evening meals are
served between 7.30 and 8.00 and the bar shuts at 9.30!
After breakfast we cycled the 10 miles though the woods to the beach
Mimizan Plage. The beach was surprisingly pleasant. We returned to the
hotel for lunch in our room then hired a canoe for a 10 km trip. It
was a pleasant paddle thought the woods but the "river" was overgrown
in placed and we managed to get the canoe stuck within 20 feet of the
start. Decided to have a picnic by a local lake for our evening meal.
No WiFi at the moment so a full post and photos will appear later.