Monday, 24 November 2014

Two Anniversaries

On Sunday 23rd November we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary in Rochefort, a lovely city on the coast in the Charente Maritime. We stayed at a lovely B&B – Palmier sur Cour which was perfectly placed to be able to walk around and see the sites of Rochefort. The hosts Eric and Catherine made us feel very welcome, the room was lovely and the breakfast filling. In Rochefort, Roger was fascinated by the Pont Transbordeur but it was closed until March, so we will definitely have to visit again.

It was also a year ago on Sunday that we first viewed the house that we now live in – perhaps we should call it “Anniversary House”.

Our Anniversary Saturday was spent in Rochefort and Sunday we visited the surrounding area. Here’s just a few of the places we visited.

L'Hermione

Rochefort – L’Hermione

Market

Rochefort - Market

Saucisse

Rochefort - Market

Corderie Royale

Rochefort – Corderie Royale

Knots

Rochefort – Corderie Royale - Knots

Pont Transbordeur

Rochefort – Pont Transbordeur

Pont

Rochefort – Pont Transbordeur

Ile Madame

Ile Madame – Path to the island

Ile Madame 1

Ile Madame – Looking back to the mainland

Brouage

Brouage

Ice Room

Brouage – Ice Room

13 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to spend your two anniversary's.Rochforte looks great, and so was your weather. xx

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    1. Rochefort was great, so much to do. The weather was cloudy, not the sunshine forecast but at least it wasn't cold and raining x

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  2. Congratulations on both. I cannot believe it was a whole year ago that you first saw your house, where does the time go?
    We have never been to Rochforte, sounds like a definite place to visit after March. Have a good week Diane xx

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    1. Oops, followed Sheila; no 'e' at the end of Rochefort but in the middle :-) D

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    2. Hadn't noticed the mistake :) You would enjoy it, lots of history especially if you like all things nautical x

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  3. Congratulations. A fitting celebration for both happy occasions.

    Rochefort looks like an interesting place, and well worth a visit.

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    1. Thanks Gaynor, we had a great time x

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  4. Looks as if your anniversary weekend was really lovely. Glad you had such a great time 😊 x

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    1. It was indeed and lovely to get away from the dust!! x

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  5. Well !! It looks like you both had a special, special weekend for a special couple. Anniversary House it should be.

    XXXXXXX

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    1. We did thanks Nattie. I wonder what our postie would make of that name on the gate :) x

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  6. A belated Happy Anniversary. Lovely photos.

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