Here’s an article which I thought was worth bringing to your attention.

So, Ladies & Gentlemen, if you enjoy tales of ships & beer … click on the link to the original article and read on!

Did you know that in the golden age of sail, a seaman in the Royal Navy was entitled to a ration of 6.5 pints of beer per day? OK, pretty poor quality beer in all likelihood. When the beer supplies ran out, sailors would depend upon an alcoholic cocktail known as grog which comprised rum, water and […]

via Portsmouth – Battleships, Gunboats & Grog! — Fintan’s Brew Book

A Trip To Bristol

« The Matthew »  Read its fascinating story here:  https://matthew.co.uk/

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« The Great Britain » http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/

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Do you dare cross the line?

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« All around Cape Horn in the month of May ….. is a bloody long way »(Rosabella)

And you can see how far it is on this upside-down map.

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Couldn’t resist the opportunity to dress up.

I can highly recommend exploring Bristol’s nautical heritage and learning more about Brunel’s fabulous engineering.

To find out more, check out these sites:

http://visitbristol.co.uk/

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A weekend at Port Anna (Fête des Voiles Rouges)

Saturday: 30 July

La fête des Voiles Rouges at Port Anna, Séné. (Possibly the best little nautical festival in the Morbihan!)

 

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The André-Yvette – 80 years old!

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everyone seemed to be enjoying the mussels

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endless chipolatas and chips

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Smiley, happy crêpe makers!

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Golfe du Morbihan

 

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Ian

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Mick

 

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Geoff, The Skipper, Terry

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« We’re being filmed », I said, « Smile! And make sure no-one catches you picking your nose! »

 

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Martyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The festivities carried on late into the night.

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Sunday 31st July

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fun & games on the beach

 

Chantimor being bitten by insects. And it was hot too!

Les Soubas Résille

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Beautiful stained windows in the chapel

 

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Many thanks & congratulations to Thierry for the organisation. To Anne-Christine for getting us involved. To Pixel for doing the sound engineering on Saturday, to the cooks in the tent for volunteers and all the lovely people we met at Port Anna this weekend.
We had a great time & hope you will invite us back in 2018.