Nineteen members of Falmouth Twinning Association enjoyed a five day sojourn to the port's twin town of
Douarnenez in Brittany.
After a pleasant crossing from Plymouth to Roscoff, the coach arrived at the Douarnenez Tourist Office early that evening where the delegation was met by their hosts.
After a lot of flag-waving and emotional greetings, the Falmouth twinners were whisked off to their respective host’s homes to settle in and dine before theofficial
reception at the town hall the following morning. The picture above was taken there.
That evening the party was treated to an alfresco crêpe meal with cider. This turned out to be the first of many delicious and varied meals provided during their stay.
The programme laid on by Douarnenez was described as "outstanding" and included a visit to a exposition of the work of Chagall, a visit to La Vallée des
Saints, which is actually a hill that will eventually have 1,000, 2.5 metre high statues of Breton saints on it. There were also visits to Le Château de
Kerjean and La Cathédral de l’Argoat.
The last night was the "soirée officielle" when a buffet was accompanied by some fine wines and Breton dancing long into the evening. The group sailed back into Plymouth
"tired but happy" and looking forward to their reciprocal visit to Falmouth next year.
Heather, Fran and Nigel on the ferry to Roskoff. Mike and Sheila keeping a weather eye on them from behind.