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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 ...
... 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 ...
... I think.
Hermione was re-built using Oak. They had to find the materials
and actually used the very center of 4000 Oak trees that were between 150-200
years old. They used the core of the trees as this wood is very good quality.
During my tour, I took pictures of panels that explained
things. There was always a little blurb in English at the bottom that I took a
picture of so you guys would be able to read about it. ...
... It was really funny to see their fluffy bodies and their little skinny legs running as fast as they could towards us.
For lunch we had the famous foie gras (goose, or duck liver). I say famous because the week before and after Christmas all I heard from the students was "What? You haven’t had foie gras?" or “You don’t eat foie gras for Christmas?” So now, I can proudly say that I have eaten it and I like it quite a bit actually. It comes in ...
... Rochefort on the Atlantic Coast to the south-east of La Rochelle and in the Charente-Maritime department of the Poitou-Charentes.
The town developed around its military harbour when Louis XIV, in the 17th century, had an important naval base built here on what was previously a region of swamps and marshes A short distance east of here, the large 17th ...