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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 ...
... first room where he showed us how the rope was made, with a demonstration on a “machine” that was used in the past.
First we learned that a specific plant was cultivated all over France, or at least in this area and was sent to the Corderie Royale using the Charente of course. The plant was then softened up and they started to “spin it into rope”, think of the way the sheep’s wool is spun into wool. Once they ...
... to a replica they could
make) but they didn’t have the same plans that were used in the 1700’s, they had
a couple of drawings and sketches to follow and they rebuilt the hull by
following templates to a scale of 1. They also wanted to keep the ship
historically accurate as they rebuilt it, but of course had to follow modern
day regulations. The ship was also built using the traditional building
... is because I was invited to a teacher’s house just this past Saturday to have supper with her and another teacher, Pauline that lives in the same apartment building but works in La Rochelle. So these two teachers are actually in their first year of teaching after university, or perhaps I could say they are in their last year of their teaching degree, as they work 9 hours a week all year, preparing classes, teaching, marking and doing everything a teacher does. But ...
And so the weekend travelling has begun. Even if it was a nice little short day trip to Saintes. Saintes is about a half hour train ride South East from Rochefort, it is also found along the Charente….the river that Rochefort is on. BUT, in Saintes, the water is a nice bluey green colour, rather than the muddy brown colour we have in Rochefort. If it wasn't such a gloomy, misty day it would have been much ...