Saint Malo, a fortified city dating back 100s of years, an important center of maritime trade and the closest town to fort La Varde where my grandfather was stationed prior to his death. A fascinating place. I hope the pictures do her justice.
Solidor tower – a maritime museum paying tribute to the history of merchant mariners and the ships that rounded Cape Horn to expand trade routes from France.
French sea scouts – scouts mariner.
Museum of local history houses in a former castle.
Francois- Rene Chateaubriand – French writer.
Restaurant and tourist hotel within the walled city.
Jacques Cartier- discovered Canada!
Scallop dredger – I missed the offload!
A French mothership – these are floating fish processors, they hang out on the fishing grounds so fishing boats don’t have to run to port to offload their catch a costly and time consuming task. Plus small catcher boats don’t have facilities to process their catch or to keep it for long periods of time.
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