In this Covid winter I saw a picture of St Martin de Ré harbour and thought if only I could escape to the island now but it’s just not possible from where we are in lockdown.
The Ile de Ré has only really suffered from Covid in terms of a lack of tourists and a lack of business for the cafes, restaurants and other businesses – ours included – looking after them.
We are lucky. Someone has booked our holiday home for New Year. Hopefully they won’t have to cancel.
Joyeuses Fetes says the sign down on the harbour. December can be properly joyful on the island. Going through my photos from my last festive visit I found a rather tasty looking Croque Monsieur eaten outside in the sunshine at the lovely Place des Delices in Loix. Well worth the cycle ride to get there.
December can be remarkably sunny on the Ile de Ré and being on the beach around Christmas can only be a good thing. Oh and if you want a festive donkey. Well there are plenty around…