Travel Blogs from La Rochelle
... 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 ...
... the Americans win their independence in the American Revolutionary War, in 1793
it was shipwrecked.
In 1997, they started to build a replica ship with the
intention of sailing it to Boston once again, just like during the American Revolutionary
War. Now, in 2015….a short 18 years later, Hermione will be on her way to
Boston, and will also be visiting the ports North of Boston, all the way up to
Halifax, Nova ...
... 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 i are puzzled and wait for him to come back. He is gone for ages and we start to worry, but he returns and tells us he thought there was something not right about the car. His gut instincts once again are spot on.
Three parking inspectors are surrounding the car as he rounds the corner. In his best broken French he tells them he has paid for parking and shows ...