Tuesday, December 25, 2012

After the rain - Bretagne (5)

Sun, rain, sun etc. today. We were headed towards the marais de Pen en Toul (Pen en Toul swamp), chose to ignore the menacing grey clouds and got caught in a downpour. So we headed back home. got our umbrellas and went back out for another walk. This time we walked through the village, then on the road to Vannes to Loqueltas where we like to pick blackberries whenever we happen to be here in the summertime. We took pictures of some handsome stone  houses along the way. On the way back towards home, we learned about Alfred Groos (1886-1964, left) who was an aviation pioneer and flew his plane on the very first airport in Brittany located in Larmor-Baden.

Ile de Berder

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bretagne (2)

First sign of Santa

Looking for shells

Pine trees

Creeping rosemary

Waking down the sentier cotier

Sunset on the Golfe du Morbihan

Field, water and sky


Chateau des ducs de Bretagne, Nantes
Vladmir on the way to Locmiquel
Feuillages d'hiver (Winter greenery)
Vladimir in the tropical rainforest (not)
Maison aux volets gris, Larmor Baden
Vue du quartier de Saint Goustan, Auray
Librairie Vent de Soleil, Auray

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Georgetown, Washington DC

Capital Crescent Trail, C&O Canal, DC

White building at Fletcher's cove.

Along the C&O Canal in Georgetown.
This morning I went for a long hike on the Capital Crescent Trail, starting from Downtown Bethesda. The trail length to Georgetown is approximately 8 miles. There were many runners and bikers on the trail. I passed through the impressive Dalecarlia tunnel (built in 1910), walked over the Arizona Avenue trestle and along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal until I finally saw the buildings of Georgetown University in the distance. Back to civilization at last! I then topped this off with a walk along the C&O Canal towpath and a more urban walk in beautiful and posh Georgetown.