We started off from Confolens with a beautiful blue sky and temperatures going upwards. A much needed change from the previous two weeks of dull and wet days.
Arriving at the Petit train station, the conductor welcomed us all onboard and we set off through the woods towards the beach. Passing horse riders and several walkers the panorama soon opened up and we arrived at our destination. What a lovely quiet and beautiful spot, with nothing except the Atlantic Ocean and 4000 miles between us and America.
We then had a very interesting ecological talk by the conductor who was clearly very passionate about the environment.
After nearly an hour our coach driver Wilfred was invited to drive the train to bring it to the other end of the carriages for our return journey. He was so excited at his and we were all having a laugh about how enthusiastic he was.
We then travelled to Le Chateau a short distance away and made our way to the town restaurants.
The town of Le Chateau is very colourful and a couple of hours were spent exploring.
Laughter and joking accompanied us on the journey back, as Wilfred had tears in his eyes from horse and duck imitations from the person sitting behind his driving seat.
A simple and inexpensive day out was enjoyed by all and everybody remarked on what a wonderful day out it had been.
May there been many more in the years to come. Remember to let your committee know of any places that you may think are worthwhile.