A Lap of the île-D’Oléron by Bike

A cracker of a day today, blue skies and a few wispy clouds, temperature about 17 degrees and lovely sitting in the sun or peddling along. After a slow start we got out about 11:30, getting back about 5pm after a 40 mile lap of the island. Legs feel like they’ve done it for sure, and Mel put in a sterling performance considering the lack of practice. Only mild complaints about saddle/arse compatibility!

Colourful Shacks and Workshops, île-de-Oléron

[![](http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo-12-645×481.jpg “”)](http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo-12.jpg “”) [![](http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo-22-645×481.jpg “”)](http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo-22.jpg “”) [![](http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo-31-645×481.jpg “”)](http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo-31.jpg “”) The main port was surrounded by colourful shacks containing also sorts of industry, from fishing to