Le Corps de Garde
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... a long time. But really, the lyrics sum up the way the past two weeks have gone since I was saying goodbye to some kids and saying hello to others.
Here are the lyrics:
You say yes, I say no
You say stop and I say go,
You say goodbye and I say hello
I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello,
I say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don't ...
... 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 ...
It was all the way back to last weekend now when Hector,
Dana and I went to see the Frigate “Hermione” that was used by the French and
more specifically ordered by a wealthy man named La Fayette to be built and was
used in 1780 to help the Americans win their independence.
L’Hermione was built in Rochefort (where I’m living!) in
1779. It took 11 months for them to build. After she sailed to Boston to ...
... that include the arsenal and the corderie are on the banks of the Charente river. Over the centuries several hundred ships were constructed here as the French Empire established its territories and protected its interests at sea.
The main buildings of the corderie are in the process of being fully restored.
Really quaint little fishing huts and fishing ...
... the ball. Everyone was is good humour and enjoyed their game, even encouraging Bella to come and talk to them, of course she wouldn't have anything to do with them, but she did still want their ball. I was tempted to stay for the night as it was so peaceful there but decided that I would make a move further south. Passing the muddy half land half sea and the oyster farms with their characteristic huts built on stilts in the mud. ...