ÎLE DE RÉ

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Ile de Re
We finally have wifi that works! I have been meaning to post these pics on Ile de Re since the weekend but I just can't get internet strong enough to do anything more then load emails...which has its positives and negatives!
Ile de Re
Ile de Re
Before we set off on our travels we had booked in 2 weeks worth of campsites, we’ve found that there really was no reason to as all the campsites we have stayed at have been really quiet but it was mainly for peace of mind until we found our feet - and one less thing to think about for a few days!
Ile de Re
Ile de Re was our last booked in campsite before we start to wing it and to be honest the one I was most looking forward to, I had heard so many good things and a fair few people had recommended it to us both. 
Ile de Re
And it is lovely… the island is beautiful and peaceful - very flat so perfect for cycling around but if I’m honest, it wasn’t the place for us. The villages are very quaint but are quite touristy and the restaurants are so overpriced we made all our meals at the tent as we couldn’t justify the cost. 
Ile de Re
Ile de Re
To be fair the weather hasn’t been so good here, the first night we arrived the sun was shining and everything was glistening, we went to see the sun set on beach and it was really beautiful but then the temperature dropped and it rained on and off since.
Ile de Re
Ile de Re
So its a shame we couldn't really enjoy sitting on the beach near where we are camped - we are right on the tip of the island, the furthest point West with the Atlantic Ocean staring back at us which is pretty cool! 
Ile de Re
Ile de Re
Another thing is the campsite we chose to stay at isn’t really our cup of tea, it’s one of those big commercial ones and they so kindly positioned us in front of a building site where they start the concrete mixer at 6:30am and don’t stop until 7pm!
Ile de Re
Ile de Re
Ile de Re
But it’s ok, we’re obviously not going to enjoy every campsite/place we visit. We’re really glad we came here and got to explore it out of season before the French descend on it for their summer holiday but we are ready to move on to the next place. To the Dordogne region we go!
Ile de Re

1 comment:

  1. I have gone right back to the start of your blog and am loving reading all about it! Best idea ever. I'm not going to stop reading until i get to your latest post. My family and I are big fans of France, not sure if we'll make it this year, so it's lovely to get my "fix" through this!

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