[!(http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo15-645×481.jpg “”)](http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo15.jpg “”) Second to stay put as the weather is lovely today. A few chores to be done such as some washing of clothes,
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!
[!(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
[!(http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo13-645×481.jpg “”)](http://davemeehan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/photo13.jpg “”) Impressive fortified port and town on OlÃ©ron, the area has long had great value as a trading and fishing port.
A couple of images from the beach on the Ã®le-de-OlÃ©ron, another island off the West coast of France. We drove down here during th course