Paris Pictures part ii: snakes & elephants, a morning at the Flea market.

A large part of the last full day in Paris is spent browsing the flea market at Porte de Clingnancourt.   In fact this is the collective name for a number of markets, each with a different character, spread over a large area. As a whole Les Puces de Saint-Ouen  is very diverse, but as a… Read More Paris Pictures part ii: snakes & elephants, a morning at the Flea market.

Parks, potatoes, pullovers & the Promenade Plantée, pictures from Paris (days 1-3)

Thursday.  Arrival,  into airport Charles de Gaulle.  I’ve never warmed to the older Terminal 1.   It’s a silly donut of a building,  Wastes your time. Terminal two is even more enormous, and thus equally alienating, with the important caveat that’s far, far more beautiful. Later that evening, meet an old friend for supper.  A long-time… Read More Parks, potatoes, pullovers & the Promenade Plantée, pictures from Paris (days 1-3)

These were a few of my favourite things.

I’ve not to date participated in that Word Press institution known as “the Daily Prompt”.  You know the one, it’s for those who like to blog everyday, but occasionally find themselves, temporarily, stuck for inspiration.  “The Prompt” is a suggested topic, serving as a nudge to get them writing.   I’ve nothing against it; indeed it’s… Read More These were a few of my favourite things.

Part V- Sailing L’Aberwrach to Cabernet-sur-Mer… Man overboard!

We leave L’Aberwrach early the next morning,  for what Mike described, in his pre-trip internet briefing notes,  as a “5-hour flume ride through the Chenal de Four”,   (whatever that means)    Not to be confused with tomorrow’s, much scarier-sounding “10-hour slog through the Rez de Seine”.     The weather off the rugged Atlantic coast of… Read More Part V- Sailing L’Aberwrach to Cabernet-sur-Mer… Man overboard!