We have recently struck up a friendship with an English couple who have been over in France looking for a place to buy and retire to. They have been staying at the gite near us owned by our neighbours, Paul and Simone. We have taken it upon ourselves to take them to a couple of our favourite places. One was the "wild coast" just along from Royan towards Oleron.
One a beautiful, bright sunny day, it is quite a picture.
The newly re-painted lighthouse
Linda and Mary paddling in the Atlantic with Harry the Bassett hound (who is, remarkably, only a puppie - he looks and behaves like a really old dog)