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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

WIMEREUX

Date: 30th July 2009

A few times a year some friends and I take the EuroTunnel over to Calais.  We usually treat ourselves to a good lunch or dinner with what we save on buying wine, cheese and other goodies.  I thought we belonged to a European Union and yet a mere few miles across the Channel, we are able to purchase the same wines as in the UK but considerably cheaper.

This time we went down to Wimereux - a delightful drive down the coast South of Calais and along Cap Gris Nez.  We dined in the Café Section of the Atlantique - but even so it was a great deal better and more gastronomic than all but the best restaurants in the UK.  I'm told that the French Live to Eat and the Brits Eat to Live - I'm inclined to think this is true.

On the way to Wimereux,  we passed the Bleriot Memorial - so I presume this is where he launched his flight across the Channel on 25th July 1909 - a feat heavily celebrated on both sides of the Channel.

Am on a short trip to Antigua next week - will report back.

Bye for now, Jan

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