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Yachting Week Night 3: The Captain's Table

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 | By davidpearlman | Views [927]

 On the third afternoon of the cruise, I went to a seminar on Windstar given by my friend and the Windstar BDM for about an hour. The presentation was standard promotional fare-on the ships, itinerary, etc. About 20 of us travel agents onboard attended ... Read more >

A Private Island, Only Accessible At Low Tide

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [1077]

Our hosts at dinner the other night told us to make sure we visited the Island of Berder. Since we were granted another beautiful day, we decided to visit. It's not too far away and can only be reached at low tide before the footbridge is covered with ... Read more >

Fathers and Sons!!

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [762]

It was a beautiful day this morning, partly sunny and in the 70's. So, we were out early, after 2 days of rain, with everyone else! Since we hadn't been able to hike the "Cote Sauvage" in the lightening, we headed there this morning. It didn't disappoint! ... Read more >

The Mystery Continues and Gets Even More Bizarre!

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [625] | Comments [3]

Not too far from here is the small town of Locmariaquer which has three important megaliths. We wanted to visit their museum and see the Neolithic constructions plus we were told that the explanation in English is very well done. Well, we were indeed ... Read more >

Can You Solve This Mystery?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [488] | Comments [1]

One of the truly unsolved mystery's in the world today has its beginning close to where we are in the very posh little town of Carnac. Close to 7,000 years B. C. a group of people began cutting and moving heavy pieces of granite around the area. Because ... Read more >

A Little Humble Pie Never Hurt Anyone!

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [351]

Last night we were invited to dinner by a family that we exchanged homes with six years ago. Their maison is lovely and quite large as well as being perfectly situated in the historical city of Carnac. The family has 4 children, 3 girls and the youngest ... Read more >

How Old Did You Say Your Family Tree Was? Well, I Know One Older!

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [529]

We went off to the town of Josselin today to visit their acclaimed Chateau. It is in the town with the same name. Can you imagine that?  Actually, the Chateau is quite lovely. It doesn't compare in size to the really famous ones in the Loire valley, ... Read more >

So, What Do Think You'll Look Like When You Are 100?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [437]

We found these photos very interesting. They were taken in Josselin and show several of their main streets as they looked 100 years ago and then after they were renovated. Didn't they do a great job! It's interesting that they really do resemble the ... Read more >

Big Metro Day and Eiffel Night Tour

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 | By sjgordo22 | Views [552] | Comments [1]

So in France it seems that Andrew wakes up early, ready to head out for the day. We like to call him 'French Andrew' so he's not confused with 'Australian Andrew' who does not greet the morning so enthusiastically. 'French Sarah' meanwhile takes her ... Read more >

Better not Sleep Walk

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [581]

There is a little town not too far from here that we visited yesterday. It's called St. Cado and its claim to fame is the quaint petite house that sits calmly on a tiny little island in the water with its welcoming blue shutters. Everyone who paints ... Read more >

Yikes, Is This The New Normal?"

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [538]

Today, because of the really hot weather we have been experiencing we decided to start out early and hike by the Atlantic along the "Cote Sauvage". So much for the weather report that said the showers would be inland. Within 3 minutes of leaving the ... Read more >

Metro taste and lots of wandering

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 | By sjgordo22 | Views [535]

Up early and ready to tackle what ended up almost being Itinerary 1 in the Paris pocket guide book (Notre Dame and the Left Bank), minus Notre Dame. We're not sure that the author of the guide ever actually walked the route.....it's a fairly long way! ... Read more >

Wow, Talk About Talent!

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [549] | Comments [1]

When we decided to enjoy breakfast by the water, we had no idea that we were also in for a special treat. The quai had been set up with tents, about twenty of them, for artisans to display their works of art. Turns out that this was a "By Invitation ... Read more >

Eiffel Tower and surrounds

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 | By sjgordo22 | Views [524] | Comments [2]

Freshly showered and sunscreened up we decided to go for a walk to see what we could find- 16km on a 36 degree day is what we ended up doing! Using the photos of the map as our guide we made our way over to the banks of the Seine, and followed it all ... Read more >

If It Was Good Enough For Ben Franklin, It's Good Enough For Me!

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [635] | Comments [1]

We visited St. Goustan today. One of its claims to fame is that Ben Franklin landed there during a bad storm. He was on his way to Nantes but the weather was so awful, the ship had to put in at St. Goustan instead. He landed in December of 1776 ... Read more >

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