Wednesday, 25 May 2016

May, 2016 - DIEPPE, FRANCE

We motor sailed to Dieppe.  The last time was via our Camper Van, in January 2015.  Much warmer this time and most of the museums, etc were now open.

This is an important stop for us as this is where so many Canadians lost their lives in a botched raid in 1942.  The Canadian record for the number of lives lost in a single day of action was here on this raid.  They claim that the lessons learned here saved many more lives on the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  I hope so.

The marina reflected in the Harbormaster's window.


There are over 50 restaurants within 3 blocks of our dock.

The sun will shine directly over the maple leaf set in the stones on the date of the raid.

The chateau anchors the hilltop at one end of beach.


Friend Alan vies the beach from the chateau.

The view from the German bunkers.

Bunker air vent.


The other end of the harbor is anchored by a church dedicated to mariners lost at sea.



Ship lost at sea.

Joan of Arc.



Christ statue overlooking the sea.


Monday, 2 May 2016

May, 2016 - BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - POST 3

We explore the city and take in the sights offered by this resort town.  It was May 1st, a holiday, so many of the shops, restaurants, museums, etc were closed.  No matter the sun was out and we were experiencing the warmest day we have had in some time.

Church in the lower town.

One of the few restaurants open.

The old walled city.





The Royal Palace.

City Hall and bell tower.

Note Sunglasses!!!

Fountain near the Cathedral.

Street view from the city wall.

The Notre Dame Cathedral.




The Chateau/Museum (closed for the holiday).




Memorial to the War Dead.

The trees are in bud.

Stature to Jenner and Woodville, pioneers in immunization.

Pre woman's liberation?


I go snow boarding.

One of the developers of the boat propeller.