Go through the Grève, the hotel manager tells me. Yes, it’s prettier... but I don’t really see a clear road... I don’t have a pedal boat ! So I go through the oyster-farming area but I finally reach my initial route quite quickly.
From Marennes, the track curves in the marshes. A pretty landscape and occupied only by a few fishermen, and an image hunter equipped with an ultra-powerful zoom.
At the exit of the marsh is a disused railway line that has been transformed into a bike path. It is along the canal from the Charente to the Seudre.
Before arriving in Thonnay Charente I stuck to my route but I didn’t miss much of the Vélodyssée.
Rochefort quiet town... nice enough for a short visit. The arsenal, the Corderie and the navy museum are probably to be done... but that will be another time. I’m just going around the activities.