A day at the Futuroscope

Coming back from our weekend to the Loire castles, we saw on the highway several billboards advertising the Futuroscope, a French amusement park. I had never been there & Mick just once when he was a child, so we thought it could be fun to spend a day there with some friends! With the most perfect timing, the morning after, while checking my e-mails, I saw an offer for the park on a private sales website: th
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Boat day around Paris

View from the Seine of Corbeil Essonnes
My passion about the ocean & all things sea-related – surf, sailing, snorkeling,… – is no secret. Luckily hubby has the same passion, or he probably got infected by me… Anyway, this winter we decided to get our boating license. I don’t know if it’s everywhere the same, but here in France there are several boating licenses. We first got the “coastal” license, that
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Sailing the Grenadine islands – part 5 & last one

Playing beach volley in Sainte Anne, Martinique
Waking up in St. Lucia, we discovered Marigot Bay. The night before we arrived from our inland exploration after dark, so we couldn’t really appreciate how lovely & calm the bay was. We admired local artisans at work & couldn’t help but buy one of these leaves baskets to bring back home. We discovered the program of the day while having breakfast, & off we sailed to Castries market. Cas
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Sailing the Grenadine islands – part 4

View over the Pitons in St. Lucia
As I was saying in my previous post, we felt asleep before joining St. Lucia. So in the morning we opened our eyes to this unknown, beautiful bay. And the very well known Pitons, the two St. Lucia mountains. After breakfast in this beautiful scenery, we started the day in our usual way: with a long snorkeling session! It’s so beautiful. Every day should start this way! Look at the colorful fishes,
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Sailing the Grenadine islands – part 3

Wandering around Union island, the Grenadines
Let’s continue our exploration of the Grenadine islands, shall we? From Mayreau we continue our way to Union island Union island Union island is quite different from the other islands, it’s much more modern & touristic: there were coffee shops making chia pudding & avocado toasts & restaurants offering sushi. It was cute though as there is a colorful, little market & in general the ma
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