A bit overcast today but at least it was dry for our planned walk to the lighthouse in Saint-Georges-de Didonne.
Not knowing exactly where it was or how far we were going to go today we made a packed lunch and a couple of flasks of coffee for a break somewhere (hopefully) with a view.
We set off along the boulevard Frederic Garnier once again admiring the lovely architecture on our left and on the right the 2km beach of La Grande Conche. There were not many people around today. Possibly due to the weather or maybe because it was a Friday and the majority of visitors come for the weekend or day trippers.
We eventually found the lighthouse and the added bonus of a bench for us to sit and have our lunch with a view out to sea.
Just before we sat down we noticed a memorial sculpture in front of the bench. It was dedicated to the Royal Marines who took part in operation Frankton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Frankton) which helped to break the allied blockade. It is one of the most remarkable events of the second world war.
We sat for a while looking out to see thinking about those brave men who sacrificed everything on that night in 1942.
Fully refreshed after our lunch and hot drink we retraced our steps back to the van completing a total of 10 kilometres.