BREST 17th – 22nd June 2019
This year the French Section of AEC joined with AMCG (the French version of FEANDC) to organise an event based in the Hotel Center in Brest.
32 French members of one or other Association, or of both, were joined by 9 Germans, 8 Swiss, 10 Belgians, and just 2 of us from the UK.
Despite being in such a minority, we were made to feel most welcome, and spent several days enjoying the company of friends old and new, as well as enjoying the wonderful Breton scenery and the visits arranged for us.
In Brest we visited the French naval base (sorry, no photos – not allowed), the Maritime Museum, Oceanopolis (lots of very fishy pictures) and, of course, enjoyed a conducted tour of the town.
We saw quite a lot of the stunningly beautiful coastline, visited old churches and chapels, saw ancient stone rows and the delightfully preserved village of Meneham. Although there were no train rides this time, we did have a boat trip, crossing from Brest to the Presqu’Ile de Crozon at the start of a day’s sightseeing on the peninsula. A pity about Harald’s hat – last seen bobbing on the waves!
Altogether a memorable week. What a pity more British members weren’t able to join us there. Perhaps next time ....