In the English Channel the difference between high and low tide is very large. They have a quite cleaver solution to avoid the boats sinking down in the mud at low tide. They have a barrier low enough for the boats to leave at high tide but high enough to trap enough water at low tide to keep the boats afloat
Normandy part I - Mont Saint-Michel and a few other places August 31st 2013 I didn't see any Vikings in Normandy
In the Wikipedia article on Normandy I found the following passage: "The fiefdom of Normandy was created for the Norwegian Viking leader Hrolf Ragnvaldsson". When I traveled around in various parts of Normandy for a few days I didn't see any trace of any Vikings. But I did see a lot of other interesting things and I will tell you about some of those ... read more
Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Mont Saint-Michel 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
We are Emma Holmbro and Ake Dahllof. We live in Stockholm, Sweden.
We have travelled more or less regularly since the mid 1990-ies and it seems like the more we travel the more difficult it is to decide where to go next. Not because we are running out of places to visit but because we find more places we want to go to faster than we manage to travel to them.
Some of the things from our travel bucket list we have ticked off since we started this blog in 2006 are
Angel Falls in Ven... full info