Monthly Archives: May 2017

Progress, of sorts, on the Beynac bottleneck

I wrote a long piece a while back on the plans to eliminate or at least reduce the traffic bottleneck along the base of the historic village of Beynac, a key tourist attraction in the Greater Daglan Area. (You can … Continue reading

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Our (Croatian) shore lunch

Early in my career, for a few years I was in charge of public affairs and communications for a major forest products company in Canada, and spent a fair bit of time in Northwestern Ontario — a vast area of … Continue reading

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You (almost) can’t get there from here

One of the joys of living in the Greater Daglan Area is our remoteness, which means that life here is slower-paced, quieter and relaxed. (Okay, except for the peak tourist season of July and August.) But the remoteness becomes problematic … Continue reading

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A spring break (from blogging)

It is time for a spring break (from blogging) so this will be my last posting for a few days. Rather than offering you nothing to stare at, I’m closing off my latest flurry of postings with a few images … Continue reading

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Democracy at ground level

If you’ve been paying the least bit of attention to the news, you already know that yesterday, Emmanuel Macron was elected the next President of France. There is already a ton, more or less, of commentary and analysis available. But … Continue reading

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The mystery project (yes, another one)

If you’re a resident of the Greater Daglan Area (the GDA), or a frequent visitor, chances are good that you’ve done at least some shopping in the supermarket formerly known as Shopi in the village of Cénac, about 10 kilometres … Continue reading

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Our just-in-time firewood management

It’s taken a few years, but we now seem to have the knack of precisely managing our supplies of firewood. (Okay, when I use the word “we,” I  am actually referring solely to my wife Jan, as I am pretty … Continue reading

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