La Rochelle March 4th 2006
It's a strange feeling to stand on the same beach again, just outside the walls of La Rochelle, after perhaps 17 years. I remember from that day at the seaside the masses of boats sailing in the bay. Then it was the middle of summer but the picture is little different today - even on a cold, grey wednesday afternoon I can count more than 70 boats milling around - quite impressive really.
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Europe » France » Poitou-Charentes » La Rochelle Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
After two years mouldering in an office 9-5 I've finally escaped into a job that lends itself to some opportunistic travel. A chance to make a (small) start on a very long list of places...
'moving edgeways, like a fish slice...' Flanders & Swann
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