Life through the Lens (28 November 2021)

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When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

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Cancale, in Brittany, in mid-July. Cancale is just 10km or so along the coast from Saint Malo. I used to go across on the ferry to Saint Malo, with my bicycle. We arrived around 8 AM and this was a wonderful place to enjoy petit-dejourner.


Photo of Cancale in Brittany, showing the tide out on an idyllic summer's day.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

53 thoughts on “Life through the Lens (28 November 2021)”

  1. Lovely shot. Love the curve of the land. Those houses ( almost looks like a hotel) on the extreme right look so lovely.
    Plus you caught the turrets behind it.

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  2. Strange, but I prefer overcast skies to bright days, but if you want to go to a beach I suppose most want the sun out.
    When I lived in Florida I lived in Pensacola with the white sandy beaches and would go out after the sun was setting.

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                    1. Rouen is a great city anytime. We used to stay there frequently and the train runs there from Saint-Lazare, I think. The beaches are best enjoyed at the height of summer. There is a memorial at Omaha which attracts visitors but tbh you get a better idea of the atmosphere a few km doyn the coast. Most of the coastline has rewilded, and provides a startling contrast to the manicured cemeteries.

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                    2. I have found summer travel anywhere even in US the prices of everything skyrocket versus fall or winter travel but many have vacation in the summer with family and can only travel then 😞

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                    3. Yeah, we started to be tied to school holidays when she hit secondary school (we just have primary and secondary as opposed to your three tiers).
                      In primary (up to about year 6) we would take her out for a week in May/June. The weather is best in early summer anyhow. Bright but not too hot. French Open tennis!

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                    4. We looked at going, but no. For both, the only way really to get tickets is to get one of these travel agent deals, which will cost thousands.

                      I mean, there are ways of getting tickets if you’re prepared to investigate, but just as someone not really into tennis, wanting a day out…

                      The week before Winbledon, there is a warm-up tournament at a place called Eastbourne, for the women. Gets all the big names. Always figured that would be a better bet than Wimbledon itself. Queens is a similar tournament for men. But maybe that’s the tactic? Get tickets for the warm-up tournament instead?

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                    5. That’s an idea! Broadway tickets in the mid 2000s used to be so hard to get and mega expensive but ever since 2008-2009 economic crash it has been much more affordable although right now I’m not sure 🤔

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                    6. It was similar in London I guess. There were plenty of agencies; I suspect you could get tickets for most anything, provided you were prepared to pay their booking fee.

                      Especially musicals 🤣

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                    7. I tend to think of both about the same. It’s good because these places were once very remote to us, but now we see what’s happening.
                      Okay, “good” isn’t the right word. But at least the public is aware of what is happening as opposed to being ignorant.

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  3. You must have come at a bad time, it was always sunny and I stayed out of it. lol I did admire the white sand though
    it is not in all places. it does not burn your feet like the beige kind.

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        1. You get the best view on TV but the best atmosphere, live. It can be quite underwhelming – you have to keep your space for about 4 hours and then they’re gone in 20s!
          I found the time trial was the best stage to watch – they stagger them so that you get one rider every two minutes.
          But I loved it and went to about a dozen stages in all.


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