Capes and Casino's in the Arcachon Bay
Trip Start Aug 21, 2009
99Trip End Dec 06, 2009
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This morning we are still in Paris, but met up with our flights this morning to begin the second part of our journey—starting in the Arcachon Bay and Bordeaux, France. My cousin, Wesley, will be flying from Paris back to his home in the United States. It was fun to have him on our travels.
While we were in Paris, several family members of the crew boarded and they will still be aboard when we return to the yacht. We arrived at the yacht close to 1 PM, where I grabbed a quick bite to eat and headed to my room for a nap. Wesley and I played hard in Paris and this was my first chance to recover.
Our boat is too large to fit into any of the Marinas in the Arcachon Bay
Just off the coast of Arcachon village, still within the bay, are a few houses that have been built on stilts above the water. You can walk around them at low tide, and ride around them on a boat at high tide.
We returned to the yacht for dinner and then rode the tender to the little village of Arcachon. The water front has a large promenade with a casino at its center. Unlike Las Vegas, casino’s in France have a dress code so we had dressed up before heading out.