Author Archives: Fr Anthony Chadwick

Maman, les petits bateaux!

Such would be a cry of delight from a little child on discovering that there were not only ships and schooners at the Semaine du Golfe – but also little boats! Here is a video about Flotilla 2, the type … Continue reading

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Have Rubber Dinghy will Sail!

This photo (acknowledgement to Ronan Coquil) has just gone out on Facebook, so I thought I would reproduce it here. This was taken last Tuesday as I followed my Flotilla to the opening festivities on the Isle of Arz. Towing … Continue reading

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My Semaine du Golfe in Photos

Here are the best of the photos I took with a waterproof camera. All the same, the lens needs cleaning from time to time to get rid of the salt build-up. I arrived last Sunday afternoon (10th May), rigged and … Continue reading

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Life on a Twelve-Foot Boat

I was relating the Semaine du Golfe with Sophie last night, and she pointed the discussion towards the “domestic” aspect of life on a boat rather than descriptions of places to which she could not relate or the technical aspect … Continue reading

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Back Home from Brittany

I have just returned from the Semaine du Golfe in Brittany, one of the major seafaring festivals of the world involving sailing ships, classic fishing boats and small sail-oar dinghies – more than a thousand vessels. It was a great … Continue reading

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Interesting Reflection on Quo Primum

Fr Hunwicke’s new entry S Pius V: the BIG MISTAKE, THE UNIVERSAL MYTH is worth a look-in. This piece of liturgical legislation is of no relevance to Anglicans, even though many of us are using the Anglican Missal or the … Continue reading

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Back to Barfleur

We’ve been there before, and we are very attached to Barfleur on the east coast of the Cotentin. See: A Break in the Cotentin On our Return We were supposed to be going there today, a week before I take my … Continue reading

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