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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Les Bateaux du Carton

We are back at our favourite campsite in La Tranche sur Mer.
It's not blazing hot. The French have had a summer a bit like ours but it's warmer and drier than dear old Bishop Auckland.

It's much the same as last year and their efforts at moving most of the sand from one bay to the next have had as little success as the Council's attempts to change Seaton Carew at home.
We have a pleasant routine...wake, eat breakfast, walk to the SuperU or the market, buy bread, wine and food for dinner, eat lunch, laze about, promenade through town for ice-cream or coffee and return to drink wine and cook and eat dinner.

We prefer the boxes of white bordeau and red merlot.
Entertainment was provided yesterday by some local company doing staff team building exercises on the beach. They seemed to have to build a boat out of cardboard boxes.
And then take it to the sea half a mile away (low tide is really low) and row it in a race.
Quite a few of us had gathered along the promenade to observe their skills with cardboard and duct tape. The lightest member of each team donned a wetsuit and life jacket and off they went.
The winners were awarded a silver cup, a certificate and a bottle of champagne and rewarded by the cheers of the crowd.
Cheers Gillian


carol said...

It all looks beautiful but - vin du merde??????? Am I seeing that right?

love those cupcakes said...

Sounds wonderful. Think I might have to give that vin de merde a miss!