Our job today was to do some grocery shopping. (Oh the pressures!!) There are the same hyper-markets here as France, although the logo is the same, the name is different. So today we went to Al Campo (French equivalent of Auchan). It seemed odd to pack everything up just to go and do the shopping but yesterday (Sunday) all the grocery shops were closed as we drove by. Being good boy scouts and girl guides we had some fresh pasta in the fridge for such an occasion so we didn’t starve!!
We drove up a very, very, narrow and long road to get to the store and once there we had to negotiate the car park as most of it was underground! We could see cars and vans on the top level, but how to get there, eventually we saw the entrance which meant going around another two roundabouts!! Once inside we set about our list, just the usual stuff but here the fish is very good value so we bought some fresh sardines and salad, so that’s what we’re having for dinner tonight!
On exiting the car park, some pedestrians were stood on the edge of the pavement, the Hubster took a swing to miss them and I’m afraid we had an altercation with a very low brick wall, which I’m afraid to report ripped off a bit of Harry! It’s nothing major, and nothing the Hubster won’t be able to sort out, he’ll fashion something out of a coat-hanger, an empty loo roll and some sticky back plastic and Harry will be as right as rain in no time. But I was surprised by my reaction, I couldn’t bring myself to take a photo of the damage, I was too upset. poor Harry 😦 I will have to get him a special plaster for his bo-bo!!
We decided once we were back at the camp-site to go for a ride on the bikes, so with Charlie in tow, we did the length of the front,(about 3 kms) which has a wonderful cycle lane and we ended up sitting a while on the beach. It was strange to see pebbles after so much sand. I think the beach must be at least 7 km long and I tell no lie if I say it was crowded with approximately 25 people!! It was so calm and quiet, rather lovely, quite a lot of dog walkers and of course Charlie paddled!
Grass on the beach, honest!!!
The town that was so busy yesterday is today a ghost town, unbelievable, there was hardly a soul. Everything is closed, apartments are shuttered up, bars and restaurants that were milling with people yesterday are today closed with grills over the doors and windows.
Closed for the week
We spent the afternoon in the camp site, now this camp-site must have about 200 pitches and I think about 8 are taken all the others are set up with caravans, tents, etc.. but no one is there. I think they must be permanent set ups and people use them at weekends, because yesterday it was buzzing, today you could here a pin drop. We’ve seen two new arrivals and that’s it. I had a few things that needed sorting on my bike, (yes I’ve broken it already!!) so while the Hubster fixed it I went for a ride on his bike with the trailer just to see how it feels, empty not so bad, with the dog in it, quite heavy I must say!!! It was such fun having the camp-site to myself and the lanes are tarmacked so it was easy going! I felt like a kid, just going round and round on my bike it was such fun. Talk about little things amusing little minds!!
Deserted Campsite, it’s all ours!
A heavy load!
Trying the Hubster’s bike