The towns of Saint Martin de Bréhal, Bréhal and Coudeville sur Mer, share a stretch of golden sands north of Granville on the west coast of la Manche. The area is renowned for it’s shellfish, especially mussels and oysters. This particular beach is home to a few of these ocean farms, whose traditional methods stretch back generations. The environment is perfect for a plethora of … Continue reading Snapshots#26: Plage Saint Martin de Bréhal
Before the exciting second lockdown, I was able to manage a couple of little coastal adventures. This one is Pointe du Hoc, outside of Criqueville-en-Bessin.
Pointe du Hoc for me is one of the reminders of the importance of the Normandy coastline in the 20th century. It is the littered ruins of structures both on and offshore alongside reels of barbed wire. It is pretty incredible how much history is in the ground here, yet it’s so easy to forget. Continue reading Snapshots #25: Pointe Du Hoc
Annoville Dunes, a nature reserve hidden on the west coast of the Manche Peninsular! Continue reading Snapshots #24: Annoville Dunes
Another local adventure with my camera, this time venturing to La Fosse Arthour! Continue reading Snapshots #23: La Fosse Arthour
Welcome back to #traveltuesday, with me your host Briony-Molly. All jokes aside, being a local tourist has really made me value the part of France I live in. I am sharing with you the highs and lows the best and the better places in Normandy. Today’s post we are looking at one of my favourite spots year-round – Domfront. *** A Brief History … Continue reading The Amazing History of Domfront
Normally I do not mix work with politics, but living in Normandy means I am surrounded by history from ancient to modern, and it would be wrong of me to not share! So today’s post may get a bit political and topical so please remember the opinions viewed are my own and all facts will have sources and references at the end of the post! … Continue reading D-Day: Why Do We Remember?
I’m back with another #TravelTuesday post!! Things are still a bit hairy in the world, but we can still have fun. I am a daydreamer and love to plan out the impossible and maybe someday I’ll do it. I managed to live in Canada for 2 years and also get a Postgrad. Things may seem impossible, but if you truly want them, they will happen. … Continue reading Why Travel to La Baie de Mont Saint Michel?
As requested by like one person… Here’s my first blog of moving from Canada as a white girl to Rural as heck Normandy. Hold onto your hats as it’s windy here and always raining. January. New year, new me. That’s how it goes right? So my new beginning is moving back to Europe from the wonderfully snowy north known as Canada. Of course, I am … Continue reading Expat in Normandy #1: a White girl gets settled
November 2019. The weather in Normandy is typical of the season, being a deluge of rain, whipped around by vicious biting winds. Of course, this typical day happened to be my birthday, and we just had to go to the beach. Stuffing ourselves full of delectable Hamembert baguettes, (Ham and Camembert) in the safety of the car, we decided that since we made it to … Continue reading Snapshots #20: Boss dog’s Beach Adventure
After being in Canada for two years, I went to visit my parents in Normandy. I forgot how charming the tiny winding roads, patchwork fields, and stylized houses were. Nestled in the heart of lower Normandy, surrounded by apple laden trees, cows and lush green grass, my parent’s house is the epitome of Normandy living. The house itself is a noman longhouse, two large welcoming … Continue reading Travel Bug #3: Normandy for Foodies