Relais du Bois Saint Georges
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What a whirlwind of the last few days. We flew to England and landed at Luton airport. A bus and two trains later we made it to London. It was a privilege to be welcomed by the Haggis family so warmly to see their loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Vi off to her final resting place. It was warming to see this loving family even under these sad circumstances and listen to the beautiful stories. ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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
As Dana and I now both have Fridays off, we decided to go to
Cognac to see what it was all about. Again, it is just further down the
Charente river, about an hour from Rochefort. As the name of the city tells
you, there are many cognac distilleries there. We had planned on going for a
tour in one of the distilleries, but since it was during the off season, some
distilleries were closed to all public and some you had to make a reservation
to have a tour, ...