Set off to Rochefort to see the reconstruction of 3 mast galleon. This is a long project and using mainly traditional techniques. The boat is now on the water, launched in the last year. It is now waiting for the masts to be made. The boat is called Hermione. The boat is a typical French English bashing project, they are building a reconstruction of the Frigate of Liberty, on which La Fayette embarked in 1780 to bring help and support to the American revolution.
The work yard was open at lunchtime, but alas all the people working there were taking the long French lunchtime. We bought some food to eat on the hoof after visiting the museum.
Back at Mike and Linda’s, we were preparing to have our evening snifters, when were invited out to a cheese and wine party by some local Scottish ex-pats. Dutifully drove over there and tasted a few glasses of wine. They were drinking some red Bordeaux in a 10-litre bag, the very same I had been eyeing up in the supermarket. Now a chance to taste the wine before committing to a large quantity.
Once back home Mikie prepared Moo Cow Soy. Thai noodles and pork. V good. Spent the evening listening to the Owl screeching away and looking at the stars with the aid of the mobile phone and Google star application. Very impressive app to help aid you in identification. Saw a satellite pass overhead, and a bright flash in the sky. I wonder if that was one of the Iridium satellite flares.