Monday, 21 March 2011

Yes it's that time again...We are Sailing..

Our room 2nd and 3rd from right on top floor , we get two windows! long climb but the view is heaven
Penny enjoying the Spring sunshine devouring Cote Ouest magazine

Twice a year Penny and myself escape to a little place we love on the West Coast of the Cherbourg Peninsular Hotel Des Isles, it looks straight out to Jersey and the sea is so close we can hear it lapping and rippling through the open window at night.

It is very " New England " in style and the Brazilian owner is also an interior decorator with a shop in town, so it is the last word in chic and all simple muted colours and lots of maritime influence being right on the plage.
We have our favourite places to visit and a lot revolves round food ! but of course I will take time to buy,how could I not!
There is a discount fabric shop in the most unlikely place it took us ages to find after a few years gap. We used it for patchwork fabric in the past,it is mostly too modern but a delight to rummage through and can produce something different for the " makers ", it is near the most breathtaking estuary with stretches of pale smooth sand molded into shapes by the river and sea, this time I will try and do it justice in a photograph. I just find it so soothing ..the colours and textures and emptiness .
We are going to Granville this time , it is a lovely seaside town with a serious harbour,I often used to stop for lunch on the quay on my way to catch the ferry home after a visit much further south,it will be nice to re visit after a few years absence . The Chandlers shops amongst the seafood restaurants were always fascinating,I bought fine netting to make curtains to screen an ugly view and still have light.

Tide way out ! when in, comes right up to the rocks in the foreground across the road from the Hotel, Jersey in the haze the lights are lovely at night

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