France 2011: Day 5-6 (L’Houmeau)

Au Petit Port

Au Petit Port

In the morning we decided that we would spend another night in the campsite.  When I went to book I was told that the slot we were in had been booked for a week so we had to move to a slot at the far end of the campsite – no more wifi in the van.

In the afternoon we got the bikes down and headed into La Rochelle.

The next day we were on a mission – to get to an Irish Pub in Bordeaux to watch a couple of hurling matches:  Dublin v Limerick and Waterford v Galway.  We rang ahead to the campsite (Bordeaux Lac) and confirmed that we could just turn up after the matches. We set the sat nav to find the Connemara Pub.

We were cutting it fine to see the start of the first match.  We ended up doing a few circuits of Bordeaux before finding a place to park.  We found the pub and settled in to watch the matches just at the end of the first half of the Dublin v Limerick match. The staff obligingly put the match up on the big screen. We were seated next to a family supporting Limerick.  Dublin won.

Having been in Tullamore for the Dublin v Galway match and seen Galway’s revival against Clare and Cork I was looking forward to seeing this continued.  It was not to be and I exited the Connemara Pub an unhappy man.

At the end of the Waterford v Galway match, Connemara Bar Bordeaux

At the end of the Waterford v Galway match, Connemara Bar Bordeaux

We found a route through the streets of Bordeaux back to the campervan and made our way to the campsite.

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