Sunday, 8 September 2013

Hossegor

Sunday morning we awoke to the sounds of waves crashing on the beach :) as the camp site was only 900m from the beach and this part of France in the Bay of Biscay is renowned for its waves. We had some bagels that we had brought with us for breakfast before we had a wander down to the local shop in Labenne Ocean to buy some fresh baguettes and cheese for lunch. Then we jumped in the car and headed to Hossegor-a very popular surfing hotspot with boutique shops. Sunday mornings mean market mornings here so we had a wander around but as it was nearly lunchtime the market was winding down.

We had a look at some of the little boutique shops, lots of surf shops here too so we had a look at the surfboards. We walked down by the esturary and right round to the lake-famous for its oysters.




Ruben found a little playground on the beach, he needed a bit of help getting over this though...


We found the beach!


We eventually found the beach and the huge crashing waves. They were so hypnotic to watch and the noise was deafening. I think I could have sat here all day watching people surf the waves, the atmosphere was epic.



Ruben had a little paddle but it was a bit to wavy for paddling, we all managed to get soaked with the waves! We walked back around towards the estuary and saw lots of people sea fishing with pieces of baguette, serious fishing envy from both hubby and Cordelia! We walked back into the village and I managed to order 6 different flavour ice creams in my very broken French. We walked back to the car and drove back to the camp site. Was much quieter this afternoon and so we took the kids down to the pool, we never normally use the facilities on the camp site but the kids loved the pool complex and the big rubber rings and had a great time.



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