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May 2001 - Our route: Paris, Bordeaux and Arcachon. This page will document the Bordeaux - Arcachon leg of the trip. Arcachon is a small retirement-beach town right at the atlantic ocean and about fiftyfive kilometres west of Bordeaux (the oh-so famous wine city). 8 kilometres South of Arcachon there is a 2 Kilometre long sand dune (100m high) and some II WW concrete bunker relicts. So, lots to see and sandy beaches to enjoy.

  A r c a c h o n  - from Bordeaux to the Atlantic Coast
Miami style retirement homes by the beach in Arcachon  
  Shopping Mall in Arcachon
Boats at the jetty in Arcachon  
  Bordeaux-St Jean train station
Punjab Indian restaurant in Bordeaux - worth a visitCity centre, Bordeaux Hotel room in Bordeaux (City Centre)
Dawn at the Panorama Campsite  
  Stephen making the bed
View of the ocean and sandbanks (oyster farms) from our tent  
  Oyster banks
Stephen at lunch Stephen still at lunch
yet again: lunch !  
Paragliding lessons off -The Dune- restaurant next to -Petit Nice- beach with adjacent bar
Part of the dune  
  Stephen and the IIWW concrete bunkers
Jellyfish, species still to be determined maybe leftover tree roots? from former forests
Rubbish from boats brought to the shore by strong currents A kilometre down the beach from the campsite
  Dune with person walking on top
Two snakes at the campsite Walking up the dune looking back at the forest campsite
Another part of the dune  
.....more sand and Arcachon at the horizon ...having a rest
  empty shotgun cartridges - yes..they are everywhere
Atlantic Ocean Sunset you guessed it...more sunset

Last edited 19-06-01

All photos by A. Goss & S. Goss

A.Goss, April 2001