Tue 1 May 2012
This last weekend was what they call a bridge because a holiday falls close to it. In this case, May 1st, was on a Tuesday so many people took Monday off as well and had a long holiday weekend. We did the same with some of Maurice’s family and headed to la Rochelle and Chatelaillon which will be where our beach apartment will be one day. We made a day visit into nearby la Rochelle which is such a lovely and interesting city.
There are two light houses there right by the harbor, one red, one green, to guide boats into the narrow opening of the harbor. I just have a thing for light houses. I love the way they look and there is something romantic about guiding ships at night into safety.
An interesting building with a model of an iron ship on the corner. There were a couple of buildings like this with some sort of tiles on the outside maybe covering timber in the building? One day I will find out.