Wednesday, October 19, 2022

La Baule

As we continued southward along the Atlantic coast, we drove through the seaside resort city of La Baule and along its eight kilometer-long beach. We parked for a few photos. In summer, the beach is crowded with vacationers enjoying the sun. We drove through in January, however, and the beach was mostly deserted.

The beach at La Baule. Digitized color slide, January 1992.

Ken got a hold of a contractor yesterday who will come by on Thursday to look at a few roof-related projects we need dealt with. The first priority is the chimney that leaks. Apparently the flashing around the roof tiles has failed. We had the leak patched a couple of years ago, but the patch was temporary and now it's time for the permanent work, especially since it started leaking again. We also have a blocked gutter and two downspouts that are not working right. Then there's the metal roof over our carport that has come unattached and flaps in the wind.

We're hopeful that this guy will be able to get us an estimate and do the projects on a reasonable schedule. He was recommended by friends in the area who have been very satisfied with his work.


  1. Something struck me as odd in the photo and it finally dawned on me. No palm trees. I’ve gotten so used to seeing them along these long expanses of beach. I hope all goes well (and cheaply) with the roof and flashing work.

  2. Oh, gracious, I hope you do get that contractor to come soon, instead of that crazy wait with the other guy.

  3. Pretty beach. I hope your roofing problems are resolved quickly and don’t cost an arm and a leg. Thanks for the pronunciation of bruine.

  4. Good luck with the house repairs. Ouch!


  5. mitch, I don't think that palms would survive winter here without being taken indoors.

    chm, we didn't have Collette until summer of '92. This was January, so no dog!

    judy, we hope so, too.

    bettyann, :)

    sean, thanks. I don't like stressing about leaks every time it rains.


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