Le Poulailler and the AGM at Les Unelles 27th April-2017

It was a really sharp frost on Thursday morning and the first coffee at Le Poulailler was especially welcome, mainly for thawing the hands as much as anything else. Well before 10.00 our friendly host was busy preparing drinks for the growing hubbub of members meeting before the AGM. The small viennoiseries were particularly sweet and started disappearing fast.

Local visitors to the bar looked on in bemusement as this group of English speaking coffee drinkers grew and got louder.

The hubbub grew to more than thirty, including members joining for the first time, before we eventually moved on. Fortunately the walk to the meeting at Les Unelles was short and without the arrival of rain.

On arrival the exciting business of the day was soon under way with a new member of the Committee voted in, a charity selected, a hamper won and parting gifts presented to Kenza, who somehow has managed to escape the Committee. We will miss her language skills. A very warm “Thank You” was also said to Mike in his absence for his long duty as editor. It was a pity he could not hear the round of applause.

After the meeting members stayed chatting for some time before the even shorter trip down the hill to La Crêperie de Sophie where we tried to see how many people you can fit into a small triangular room. Surprisingly the answer was twenty.

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Walk around Agon-Coutainville. – 13th April 2017

The group met up on a grey cool morning at a car park overlooking the sea in Agon-Coutainville.

We set off along the prom before turning our backs to the sea and wound our way through the side streets, around the racetrack to a nice collection of mainly holiday homes, set on a rise overlooking the town and the sea.

The sun, at this point made a welcome appearance and layers of clothing were shed. On up the hill and into the country. Horses watched us pass from some of the fields hoping for a stroke, or a handful of fresh grass. Further along the lane, we had to get out of the way of a couple of trotting gigs coming back from their outing. The view from this vantage point took in the gently sloping countryside going down to the coast and the vast expanse of the sea. Definitely worth a moment or two’s contemplation.

We returned via the route we had taken and past a YMCA hostel, being used for the temporary housing of some of the asylum seekers, where an impromptu game of football was going on.

Back along the prom to enjoy a coffee at Les Bains De Mer before returning to our cars and driving the short distance to Le Passous where we had lunch at restaurant L’Equinoxe, which we all enjoyed. Looking forward to next month’s walk!

Photo and write up courtesy of members