Yesterday afternoon was sunny and warm, at Caen if not at Villedieu.
We had gone to the city for a most excellent presentation on the colour images in the collection of the Ardi. After that we went to see briefly a small expo of photos in the old Tithe Barn in the centre of Ouistreham. This town centre deserves exploration as we usually miss it completely when going to and from the ferry port.
Finally we went down to Riva Bella to walk around by the beach. The place was coming to life in the warmth of the June sunshine but it was not overcrowded. Among the traditional seaside attractions - pony rides, karting, mini-golf et cetera there were reminders of a different past when the beach had seen part of the D-day landings. An impressive sand statue made the point rather well.
I have yet to develop my film so a few digital shots have been put on the site, in France - Coasts.
12 June 2016