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Weaving of Worlds: : a Day on Île d'Yeu (Paperback)

Weaving of Worlds: : a Day on Île d'Yeu By Greg Lockhart Cover Image
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The ferry crossing from Fromentine, on the Bay of Biscay, to le d'Yeu is new to me, and yet the island's coastline appears as if it were a remembered shore. Halfway into the eleven-nautical-mile passage through a lazy swell, a faint blur smudges the horizon. In the wind, sea gulls sway and swoop. The blur stretches slowly into a black line that rises between sky and water to embody the reddish-brown, rocky shelf of the island's east coast.

I am visiting France from Australia this European summer with my wife Monique. Dominique Turb and his wife also named Dominique Turb , n e Deschamps, whom we have known for many years, now live in the village of Le Temple de Bretagne near Nantes. We are visiting them from Paris with Monique's sister Edith. I suggested a day excursion to the island. Dominique has family links with the old fishing community on the island, and I am mildly curious about the place to which, in 1945, the French state exiled Marshal P tain, the former President of the Vichy Regime.

The ferry rounds the breakwater and enters the harbour at the capital Port Joinville. A white fleet sits in the water, and, around the harbour, whitewashed stone buildings stand in an arc that is centred on la mairie where the French tri-colour hangs on a pole angled high above the entrance. We disembark and the eye adjusts on a hazy morning to the confined space in the port. Bands and blocks of colour stand out on the white surfaces of the boats and buildings.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780645472516
ISBN-10: 0645472514
Publisher: Reading Sideways Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2022
Pages: 158
Language: English