Being married to a frenchman has its advantages aside from the accent! We get to holiday in France regularly ie. eat superb seafood fished by my husband in his tiny little boat which is docked in the tiniest port of France-Port Racine, drink lots of good wines, local cider and enjoy the beautiful countryside. We spend our holidays at Cap de la Hague which is the furthest northern tip of the Cherbourg peninsula- The locals call it 'Little Ireland"..not so sure about that and I haven't seen them drink much Guinness either!...See for yourself ...
Port Racine- The tiniest and to me the cutest port in France
Fishing time for Guillaume and the children...on this trip they brought back 2 lobsters...a good haul!
Cider King and dairy farmer Pierre Ladvenue is our neighbour and friend. He fought in the Second World War and is a mine of information. He is never in a hurry and always takes time to chat and share stories of bygone days.
The seas around Cap de La Hague are notorious for their rip tides and choppy waters. Pictured above is the Goury Lighthouse which is, above all a safe haven for ships that are lost in the Raz Blanchard current that roams the waters around the Cap. Normandy isn’t all about its coastline though, it’s true heart lies in the countryside, in the rolling pastureland of the dairy farms that have made the region famous, the state forests and lakes, the deep gorges so popular with rock climbers, and the flat wetlands of the marais. Exercise should be rewarded with a glass of something boozy and invigorating. In La Manche, that means only one thing: cider. Normandy makes no wine, so most meals should be washed down with a glass of local stuff, most of which is either bouché (corked and fermented in the bottle) or mousseux (naturally carbonated).
The beach all to myself....