Tuesday, October 03, 2006

French Escapade; Arcachon pt 1

Some more photos from our French trip.


Arcachon is on the coast, an hour or so from Bordeaux. I really liked the atmosphere here. The promenade is wide and long and there are a couple of white painted little piers to wander along. The weather was warm,sunny and breezy - which kept any clouds moving along nicely! What a fantastic beach, long and wide - reminded me just a bit of some of the huge beaches on the Northumbrian coast that we try to keep secret....


Arcachon is actually on the Bassin d' Arcachon , a huge bay accessed from the Atlantic by a 3km channel - it's almost a lake really. In the middle of the bay is a nature resort called Ile aux Oiseaux (Bird Island) . Here there are little houses standing out of the water on stilts - hopefully Hubby's photos will show some of these but he's not got through "developing" them yet (he likes to take his time and decide which ones are good enough to keep. Me, I want to see my photos asap!) . We took one of the boat trips round the bay which was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look at that beach, so beautiful. It is nice to see other beaches of the world, they are all so different.

Janine said...

Love the photos kathy. I am so jealous that you can just take off and do these trisp and explore....