Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Another beach

I'm going out of order here. The beach in yesterday's post with Tasha was the third beach we walked on. After the first beach, on the bay side of the island, it was time for lunch. We drove around, looking for a spot that might have a picnic table or, at least, a bench we could sit on. We had packed sandwiches, chips, and a bottle of wine for a picnic.

Beach cabins line the Plage des Sableaux, with the big conifer forest behind.

We headed further south, still on the bay side, through a forest of conifers toward a beach called la Plage des Dames. The road dead-ended at the beach and there was not a parking spot to be found. There's a restaurant there and it was full-up with customers. So we continued driving south, through the forest. Suddenly we saw a couple of tables among the trees and one was empty, so we took it. After lunch, we continued on our way and saw that there were quite a few picnic tables further on. Lunch was tasty and satisfying and we were ready for a little more sightseeing and a short walk.

Information about how the beach is maintained in an eco-friendly manner. Oh, and no dogs allowed. We and others ignored that.

At the southern end of the conifer forest, we came to la Plage des Sableaux and got out of the car to have a look. There were quite a few people doing the same thing. On the northern end of the beach stood a long row of beach cabins. I've seen these on tv documentaries about the coast and beach resorts. It was cool to see them in person.


  1. We call them bathing boxes and our are painted bright colours and can be very expensive with one sold at the end of last year for AU$330,000. It is not allowed to have any services connected to them, so it is an awful lot of money for a shed on the beach. You can have a sink though, to gut and descale fish. Just no running water.

  2. I’ve also never seen those beach cabins in person. They make me think of Marcello Mostroianni.

  3. Our parks and beaches now have no smoking signs.

  4. There are similar beach cabins along the Channel beaches in Normandy, although I don't know what they're like inside.
    The image of the week answers a question I never knew to ask: Those odd black squares that I've seen on beaches forever but didn't know what they were.

  5. andrew, jeez! You could buy a nice house and some land for that price here! And they come with electricity and running water.

    mitch, judy, which movie?

    jocelyn, that's probably a good thing. Do people obey them?

    emm, cool!

  6. Beach huts in the UK can come at a huge price in popular places.


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