St Jean de Monts

Wed 13th September 2017 

It’s been a somewhat overcast day today with strong winds blowing in off the atlantic, we’ve heard there are 50mph winds in the uk today so perhaps it’s not surprising we are on the receiving end too. We are in an aire at St Jean de Monts about 200m in from the beach and the wind is whistling over head and the trees are bending under its force. We have just come back from an hours walk along the promenade and it was tough going walking into the wind, the sand is blowing in from the beach and stings on contact with the skin, and yet it is still 18 degrees at 7.45 pm.

On the way here today we stopped at Les Sables d’Oleron, again a town with a long beach fronted by a promenade, it also has a harbour and is known as the home of the Vendee Globe the round the world single handed yatch race, which starts and ends here.

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