Our exchange home in Brittany was located in the department of Morbihan on the southern coast near the town of Vannes, as detailed in my previous post. If you continue in a westerly direction along the coast, you reach the department of Finistère forming the end of the Brittanic peninsula. Finistère means ‘end of the earth’. […]Read more "From Mor-Bihan to Penn-ar-Bed and back"
From the late 1960s through the mid-seventies I popped over from Germany to La Bretagne any number of times, either for family vacations or trips with friends, other times on study exchanges at a marine biology field station. My move to the US in the late seventies put a long break on trips to a part of France […]Read more "Returning to Brittany after 40 years!"
A very popular destination in the Plymouth area is Mount Edgcumbe House, in Cremyll, Cornwall, so on the spur of the moment, we decided to visit the ancient homestead of the Edgcumbe family. If you don’t have a car – and pardon my French, but who would want to drive in the UK ??? – […]Read more "A Cornwallian Excursion"
What a change! From Trafalgar Square to the Hoe. Who’s ever heard of The Hoe? According to Wikipedia, a hoe is either an agricultural implement, a Korean fish dish or a whore. In the city of Plymouth, the Hoe is a park on the limestone cliffs next to the Royal Citadel. The sloping ridge of the […]Read more "Plymouth and the Sea"
After a comfortable train journey down from London on Sunday afternoon, we began our exploration of Plymouth in Devon, the Devon of clotted cream fame, on Monday morning. We had already done a quick run to the supermarket and started to get to know our immediate neighborhood after our arrival. Even though our ever changing […]Read more "A Plymouth’ Monday"
Introducing the concept of traveling the world through Home Exchanges.Read more "A LONDON Photo Medley – and what are HOME EXCHANGES ???"
In our age, there are many bridges crossing the Thames as the river winds its way through the Greater London area. Once upon a time, when only one bridge, London Bridge, connected the city on the northern bank with independent boroughs on the southern bank now called Southwark, river traffic was handled by watermen and […]Read more "Bridges across the Thames"