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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 ...
This building, called la Corderie Royale, is where all of the ropes were made for different boats and ships, like Hermione. It is 374 meters long and the longest building in Europe. They had to make ropes close to 200 meters long and this explains the length of the Corderie Royale, because of the way the ropes were traditionally made in the past. The building was partially destroyed in a fire in 1944 during a bombing raid by the Germans. Later in ...
... 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
... to work with them for the whole year. I am lucky though that I get to keep living in Rochefort so I am able to still see them from time to time.
Caroline and Pauline said that the next dinner we have, we’ll have to have Raclette at Pauline’s place. It’s so nice to be included in people’s lives here. It definitely makes me feel better about being away from home for a few more months. Also, with Lydia and her family and Caroline, I ...
... are absolutely delicious, crisp crunchy baguette, prawns, and some kind of sea snail that is very tough and chewy with a very strange taste... Well, langoustines...? hmm not sure about those funny little tiny lobster things with very hard shells. We finish our lovely seafood lunch with a coffee. Second best coffee so far. As we leave we give our parking ticket and space to ...