Month: May 2012


Bicycling France’s Atlantic Coast: St-Jean-de-Luz to Hendaye

By Maggie LaCoste Today was our last day of biking along the Atlantic Coast.  It was an easy day with time set aside for a visit to the Fort of Socoa in Ciboure, lunch in the Basque seaside resort of Hendaye and a return ride to St-Jean-de-Luz. We had heard for days about how gorgeous


Cycling France’s Atlantic Coast: The Coastal Path From Bayonne

By Maggie LaCoste If you love history, Bayonne is definitely a town that you will want to explore. Situated on the Nive and Adour Rivers, Bayonne has thrived both as a military stronghold and a bustling port, and both have contributed to the town’s history. The town is very unique and charming, dominated by its


Cycling Charming Cap Ferret

By Maggie LaCoste It isn’t sunny, but it’s not raining, so I think it will be a perfect day in Cap Ferret! This day is for exploring the backroads of this quaint, charming and not-so-traveled part of the French Atlantic Coast. Like Marennes, this is oyster country and the best tasting oysters are always only


Cycling the Atlantic Coast: Hourtin to Cap Ferret

By Maggie LaCoste I woke up this morning feeling like I got hit by a bus. The cold and challenging conditions of yesterday’s ride had taken a toll on my body. Today would be another challenging day so I needed to find some power. Leave it to my husband, who was having a lot of


Favorite Rainy Day Photos

By Maggie LaCoste Rainy days are not too conducive to picture taking, but here are my favorite photos from today’s stage from Royan to Hourtin. The first was a photo of the sand dunes, the second is a photo of our unexpected mobile home lodging for the rainy night.