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The worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century: Martinique.

Martinique comprises four hundred thirty six square miles of France.  In 1902, St. Pierre, it’s largest town, was completely destroyed. Martinique, like its Caribbean neighbor Guadalupe [629 square miles] is single overseas department of France.  They elect four Deputies to … Continue reading

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Bayeux, France and the Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry isn’t — that is, it is not a woven tapestry.  It is a wonderful example of embroidery that has miraculously survived almost a thousand years. Bayeux was a pleasant surprise.  When we are on a ship in … Continue reading

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“Saving Private Ryan” – Normandy, France

Our visit to Normandy was on May 1, and it is just a happy coincidence that I am publishing this blog for Memorial Day. In 1956 France ceded 171 acres to the United States in appreciation for the sacrifice made … Continue reading

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Cassis

As I have said on this blog before, one of the advantages of a cruise is that it takes you places you might not have otherwise seen; a disadvantage is sometimes the visit leaves you longing for more. One of … Continue reading

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