I visited the eastleigh museum to view a replica of the steam engine locomotive my dad worked on in the 1940's.
It was exciting to have Sean here, if only for 48 hours, however this entailed lots more visiting with family.
Cousin Michael drove Sean and I to Portsmouth to have lunch with the son and grandson of my Aussie girlfriend Janice (she lives in Victoria). I have not seen Steven for about 4 years and this was the first time I have met Kelyk (sorry Janice if I have misspelled his name). Kelyk was very well behaved as we sat around chatting for an hour and a half at lunch.
My cousin Elaine and her husband Mick picked me up at the airport and we drove about one hour northeast of Brest to their lovely country home and cottage in rural Brittany.
We took a drive to the seaside town of Binic- as you can see the tide was out ! Binic, in the past was a fishing village and during the war german submarines were located here. Today it is a vacation destintion for holiday seekers during the summer.
In france all shops are closed on sunday but French people love to stroll the town and seaside with their families taking time to stop in cafes for coffee, beer or glass of wine while they people watch. Dogs are considered part of the family so there are dogs everywhere including restaurants and cafes. I enjoyed my first French cappuccino - did not realize it would come with a generous topping of whipped cream. This along with baguettes and cheese at every meal - oh I need to walk more or eat less!