Holiday Pics, Charentes-Maritimes July '11

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  1. Jim

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    Here's some holiday snaps

    Marennes Cathedral, inside and the view from the spire, 228 steps and boy was I hot :)

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    The river Sudre, our cottage was in Nieulle-sur-sudre

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    The hire car, it always feels so strange driving a left hooker :)

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    The village high street

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    The harbour at Marennes

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    Fishermens huts and nets, they scoop the fish when the tide comes in, as thats when the fish come in to eat.

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    The light house at ST Dennis on the isle D'Oleron

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    The Bastille day Fete at our village.

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    An old walled village, hieroux-drakse

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    A sheer drop off the walls, no barrier or anything, talk about health & safety

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    Anyone identify this bush? Colleen can't and she knows most

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    That's it folks
     
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    Great pics Jim. Looks as if you had a great time. Are the people friendly?
     
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    Very friendly leanne, I suspect that's because where we stayed is not a tourist place
     
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    Looks quite rural Jim. Is that the area you want to retire to?
     
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    No Lisa, we are looking at the Perpignan area, further south, having said that, Colleen has decided she really liked Malta, mainly I suspect because of the language, we both have basic French, Colleen a lot more than me, but Malta' official language is English, taht and having relatives over there are big plusses we feel
     
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    Hey Jim,

    It looks like a wonderful holiday! Where precisely is this village?

    I think the bush might be a variety of sumac bush: File:Sumac bob 3568.JPG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It produces a very sour fruit which is used in Middle Eastern cuisine. Be careful before consumption, though, as some kinds are poisonous.

    Hope this helps!

    SL x
     
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    OH, and I think you are spot on it looks like a sumac to me seeing that link, thanks
     
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    Lovely pics Jim - you look very relaxed :) And I love the car that Mickey and Minnie are in - looks like a Kharmann Ghia, my favourite classic car.

    Think the idea of retiring to Malta sounds wonderful - great shopping, lovely scenery, pretty mild climate - and you can be in Sicily by hovercraft in three hours :)
     
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    Lovely photos Jim, looks very quiet apart from the fete day!
     
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    Such stunning photos Jim!! Thank you for posting them ... Haven't had a hol in years ... Feel like I need one now though! Lol :)
     
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    Fab pictures Jim - particularly like the harbour and boat ones:)
    Xx
     
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    It is a lovely part of France, very rural,, big on shellfish which I enjoyed, the weather can be chancy though, it's on the Atlantic coast after all, we had a lovely sunny week, but the day we left it stormed all night and it was still raining when we left.
     
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    fab pictures Jim.
    found the one with the ship hanging in the air in the church
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    was there any particular reason for that. ?
    and i think my mum has a plant like that in her garden,its
    more like a tree,but very invasive.
     
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    Lainey,

    The church has the remains of the local patron saint for seamen and fishermen love
     
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    oh i see,:D
     
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    LOL, I doubt if the remains of the Saint are actually real mind :D
     
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    Gorgeous photos Jim, looks lovely there! Got me pining for a holiday now, lol. Think I'm just going to have lots of short weekend breaks this year, as got loads of weddings and family / friends events to go to.

    I love Malta! And yeah, it's good to be somewhere where they speak English - I am so lazy when it comes to languages, and have no natural ability.
     
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    Hi Emms, I agree love, it's so much easier to speak English, I'd be ashamed of that if I didn't speak fluent German and a teeny bit of Danish. Oh and I can swear in Gurkhali and Kiswahile, courtesy of an Army Childhood. ;)
     
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    Haha, I've never heard of those two languages (that's how uneducated I am), love that you can swear in them!

    I did do GCSE french and german at school, but sadly that was a long, long time ago so most of it's now left my brain :sigh: That's the problem when you don't use them....
     
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