Glass and steel
Today we woke up in the dry, packed up and cycled inland to our new campsite in L'Île-d'Elle. The campsite is on the outskirts of a small town near the larger river port of Marans, both in the heart of the marshes. Most of the cycling today was pretty flat easy going on well maintained canal/drainage ditch paths.
We stopped for lunch at Marans, which has a notable old church, which isn't the one in the blip. The church in the blip is more modern and as you can see has a fairly modern glass and steel spire, even if the rest of the building is much older. Marans is also in a new department, Charente-Maritime, though were we are camped is still in the Vendée as the department and region border falls between Marans and L'Île-d'Elle.
We pitched the tent at the small campsite - which also has functional WiFi too, and then went for a short walk along the river bank which is accessible from the rear of the campsite (extra pictures). We also cycled back to the village to check the shops - just one baker as the mini-market was closed for the summer holiday.