Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Just before New Year's Eve, we drove north to the English Channel to spend a few days with Jean-Marc's brother. He lives in Mers-les-Bains, a seaside resort town that is straight out of the late 19th century. The town is filled with tall brick houses that have colourful woodwork and are rented out primarily as holiday homes. Since it was the dead of winter, the houses were mostly empty, but it wasn't hard to imagine what it might be like in the summer. We rang in the new year with a delicious seafood dinner, champagne and a tarte normande (almond/apple tart), and worked off our meal the following day on an energetic walk up and down the cliffside hills to the next town. On the way back we could see a storm coming across the Channel. We thought it was rain, but when it hit the coast we realized it was snow. Luckily we didn't have that much further to go!

1 comment:

  1. Marianne - these photos are beautiful! The beaches and town look like an amazing area for a visit. Keep the photos coming, I'm really enjoying the blog. Glad you had a fun Christmas with your new family!