Campanile Rochefort sur Mer Tonnay Charente
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... that I’ll be working with as they have quite a high level of English!
This week I’ll be working Monday and Tuesday at Surgeres and Thursday at Courcon. Nathalie, the teacher that "looks after me" in Surgeres has invited me to stay at her house every time that I have back to back days in Surgeres, which is super helpful….it’s pretty expensive taking the bus back and forth.
Once again, I’ll say it. I am ...
... 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 ...
... 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
... one was the also very famous Galette des Rois, which is eaten with friends come the first Sunday after January 1. There is always a little king figurine in the cake and whoever eats the cake piece with the figurine gets to wear the crown that also comes with the cake. NEXT choice was frangipane, which is a flaky pastry type cake with an almond filling, which is quite yummy, so I chose that. I also got a piece with a little heart in it that said I love St. ...
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 ...