East of Lorient in Brittany (North of Locmicqelic where the above photo was taken), there is a place in Lanester where fishing boats are rotting in the river Blavet. Derelict piers and layers upon layers of kelp. Old fishing boats. And barges. Some have been here for quite a long time. Probably an old barge... Continue Reading →
There is a lot of greenery on the Isles of Scilly and even when the weather's not too good (yes, it does happen!) there is always something nice and green to look at. Be it in the sea or on the island of St Martin's. There is something definitely Celtic about this landscape, the colours... Continue Reading →
I knew St Michael's mount in France but I had yet to see the Cornish version, a little way off the cost from Penzance. We enjoyed first class clouds on that day. Kelp über alles. A nice stroll all the way back to Penzance
This year, the Wife and I went to the Isles of Scilly. The only place on planet Earth where you couldn't suffer from the heat wave. Great place however. Beats the Costa Brava hands down. And it's part of what we, in Brittany, call "Keltia" (Celtic countries) too, so it's a bit like home. Rough... Continue Reading →
Exeter - Summer 2018 An old Georgian Post Box. As explained on this blog, the fact that there is nothing after GR (Georgius Rex) means that the Royal Mail Post Box was set up during the reign of George V (6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936).
For the past four years, after a two-week vacation, we have arranged our Summer schedule in order to spend a bit of time far from the madding crowd so that I can work remotely. This year we went to our house in Normandy in Ouistreham Riva Bella, better known as Sword Beach, the first landing... Continue Reading →