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... br> oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
The good thing about still living in Rochefort is that I will be able to see some teachers that I have met, like Lydia and Caroline who I get along really well with. We will continue to go out for lunch or supper together every now and then and a really great thing is that I will be able to continue ...
... The location of Rochefort was ideal because of its location. It is inland a bit, but there is still access to it by the Charente river. At the mouth of the river, there are a few different islands that also aided in protecting it. La Corderie Royal (Royal Rope Factory) was a symbol that "France was fighting back against the naval power of the English".
In about the middle of our visit, a museum employee gathered everybody up to come back ...
It was all the way back to last weekend now when Hector,
Dana and I went to see the Frigate “Hermione” that was used by the French and
more specifically ordered by a wealthy man named La Fayette to be built and was
used in 1780 to help the Americans win their independence.
L’Hermione was built in Rochefort (where I’m living!) in
1779. It took 11 months for them to build. After she sailed to Boston to ...
... a bit about her and her sheep.
First we of course went to the back yard, which is a nice big field, to see the sheep; we also fed them some stale baguette. There is a male and female, they are black and quite fluffy. They keep the mom company and they are very friendly little guys. In fact, they were all the way at the other end of the field when we went out to see them, all you had to do was call out to them and they came a running, and boy do they ever run ...
... and it ended up arriving 40 minutes early because of an unexpected tail wind apparently. So it seemed pretty short. Bonus! I was super happy to get a ride back to Rochefort from a fellow teacher who was in Paris for the second week of the break as well. That was a double bonus and I’m very thankful. So it only cost 35 euros instead of 100 and some odd euros (the prices of the trains were abnormally high) and I had some good company.