A Last Minute Plan Change for the Volunteers
Friday the 11th of May, a working day… Right? WRONG! The 4 remaining volunteers and Paul took a day off to enjoy the sunny weather while it lasted (not very long) and went to the seaside!
A very fast turnaround was in order after breakfast on Friday as everyone received a 15 minute warning before we were due to leave to start our day out. We started off by driving 45 minutes to the local town of Pons. Paul acted as our tour guide during the day, providing us with lots of information about the Donjon de Pons whilst we sat drinking hot drinks and eating croissants at a café that overlooked the donjon.
After our 30 minute break, we set off on the road again to our second destination of Talmont – One of the most beautiful towns in France. On arrival at Talmont, we were greeted by a mass of kites in the air and as we soon found out, it was the day of the fête du vent! After exploring the beautiful little town for an hour (and also doing some shopping), it was time for well deserved stop for lunch. Whilst some volunteers had salads or sweet crepes, John tried his first ever savoury crepe and loved it!
It was then time to drive to our final destination of the day, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer. During the drive from Talmont, the weather took a change for the worse as the clouds started to cover the sun and the temperature dropped to 18°C compared to 23°C when we set off. However, this drop in temperature didn’t stop Lily and John taking a dip in the freezing Atlantic sea!
After a very long day, the car journey back to La Giraudière was a quiet one as most of the volunteers took a nap the whole way back. We’re excited for our next trip out!
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