French Sabbatical

My family's year in France…

Day 108 (16 October 2010) – The Water Taxi at Port Boyer

I just got back from a solo afternoon excursion. I walked, took a bus, Line 1 of the tram, the water taxi, and tram Line 2. I was gone for about 3 hours. I wanted to head in a direction I hadn’t gone recently, so took Bus #72 across the river, exiting at Beaujoire (which, incidentally, is where the soccer stadium is). From there I hopped on Line 1 which begins its run toward the center of town at that stop. As I got off the bus, there was the tram, like it was waiting just for me. I got off Line 1 at Haluchère and then walked to a nearby mall. Inside, I sat at an open area café and had a drink while reading the book I chose for one of my online kindness classes. Then I walked to the LiDL grocery store and did some shopping, filling up my backpack. From there I walked to Port Boyer and grabbed the water taxi. It, too, seemed to be waiting for me. Across the river, I walked to Morrhonnière/Petit Port, a stop along Line 2. As I arrived the tram was pulling in. I rode the tram to our stop, then walked back home. Obviously, my timing is right on today.

I took today’s photo while aboard the water taxi as it crossed the Erdre. Riding this little boat gives me such a sense of satisfaction, one I can’t really explain. It has something to do with there being a boat and captain just waiting for foot passengers wanting to get across the river. I wish Seattle had something like it across Lake Washington to Kirkland.

In a couple of hours we are all meeting the Boudeaus for dinner. Frédérique suggested couscous. I think it’s a great suggestion (no R’s and no L’s!!).

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October 16, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

5 Comments »

  1. Lidl, silly, not LDL (that’s cholesterol).

    Comment by Judy | October 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Well, some things you buy at the store could impact your LDL, you know. Seriously, thanks for catching the typo. I have since fixed it (and added a link to the store chain) but am left wondering how many typos are in my other postings… Want to go find those, Waldo?

      Comment by Andy Smallman | October 17, 2010 | Reply

      • I haven’t spotted any others before. I think you were just so giddy from the water taxi that you weren’t able to properly proofread 😉

        Comment by Judy | October 17, 2010

  2. It must be wonderful to ramble and “happen on” opportunities. Fun to hear how excited you are about your life in France. Enjoy!

    Comment by linda taylor | October 17, 2010 | Reply

  3. Looks a bit chilly. What a great day!

    Comment by Granny | October 17, 2010 | Reply


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