The papers are currently full of news about proposals to mount wind turbines on the beaches of Normandy – including at least one of the D-Day landing beaches. Some newspapers are calling it an “invasion” – emotional words, and this is a very provocative subject. The proposal is to erect 75 of the huge [...]
Today’s post is more about the photographs than the words. I went to the World Kite Flying Championships last week at Berck-sur-Mer in Pas-de-Calais. Berck is not a huge seaside resort but there always seems to be going on and the Kite Flying Championship event was a total surprise to me – it was so [...]
Sunday was a lovely day – blue skies, brilliant sunshine and warm, so we decided it was a perfect day for a carnival and went off to Berk-sur-Mer on the lovely Opal Coast in Pas-de-Calais which was holding its annual spring carnival.
Nord-Pas de Calais is the closest region in France to Britain. It is a region of contrasting landscapes, forests and woods, gentle meadows and marshlands, rolling hills dotted with windmills, a varied coastline that stretches for miles and miles, wide-open spaces of unspoilt countryside that make up the Regional Parks, a network of waterways for [...]