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Well, I still have a couple pictures taken at the Maritime Festival in Douarnenez to share.

The "Marité" was build in 1923 in Fecamp (Normandy) and is the last witness of an important part of the history of fishing. She is a three-masted "terre-neuvier", so called because she would go to "Terre-Neuve" (the French name for Newfoundland) and Iceland to fish cod. Dozens of such boats would leave harbours of Normandy and Brittan, for fishing campains that would last several months, in very hard conditions. She was sold in Denmark and kept on fishing until the end of the 60's, after being turned into a motor boat.
Almost abandonned, she was saved and restaured to her original beauty by a group of young people from Sweden, that use her as a cruising boat.
In 1998 they decide to sell her, and with the help of many cities and local administrations, she finally returns to Rouen in Normandy in 2004.
You can also check Myriam Villert's note and picture about this boat.

Here she is in the harbour in Douarnenez, used a a live scene for a very happy group of musicians. There are here enjoying a rest between two rounds of playing. They were all dressed in yellow and black and looked so much like a swarm of bees that I found this song's title, very much in harmony with the feeling of the moment. Hope you like it.

PS : after posting I'm having second thoughts about the composition, and I post a tighter crop as a WS... Tell me which one you like best...

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