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!