Carvoeiro day out
Yesterday was a day out to Carvoeiro, somewhere I haven’t been for a long while. Here’s one picture as a taster.
This tide was just starting to come in. Two hours later the beach was rather narrower and people on their towels were being caught by the waves.
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Pictures taken from the pier around 1830hrs Tuesday 26th August. Temperature was 32C.
In 1939, when the German armed forces occupied La Rochelle, the Navy requisitioned an hotel in the city centre as quarters for the officers of the submarine flotilla based at the nearby port of La Pallice.
It was decided to build a bunker underneath as a bomb shelter, which was duly achieved.
When the city was liberated in May 1945, the bunker was captured intact. Subsequently the entrances were sealed up and it was forgotten about. Forty or so years later, the hotel closed and the site was being surveyed for rebuilding. The bunker was rediscovered. Local people persuaded the authorities to preserve the structure.
It has been rehabilitated and opened recently as a small museum. It is near the market.
My pictures here – there are better ones on the web!
And finally, a set of pictures mostly taken on walks around the outskirts of town. I took a bus to Nieul Sur Mer and walked back a few miles along the coastal footpath to La Pallice, where I had been earlier in the week. On my last day I went to the market before heading back to Bordeaux.
Bordeaux Trams Ligne B extension at Pessac
I have added some pictures to the Bordeax tram album to show the progress of construction of the new branch of Ligne B from Bougnard to Alouette. This is due to open in summer 2015.
Unfortunately bad weather halted my plan to see the southern extension of Ligne C. It will probably be open by the next time I am in the area.
Just some pictures taken in and around La Rochelle last week.
La Rochelle Boats in the harbour
La Rochelle railway station
August 26th – 33C(91.5F) here in Albufeira today and forecast to be that for several days. After an average summer of temperatures only in high 20’s, it looks like the heat is turning on!
Last day in France
And it is raining hard! The headline in the local newspaper is ‘Summer is not what it was!’ Over the next to or three days, I shall catch up on the last few pictures from France.
Meanwhile, a few km from Bordeaux. Click for full size.