Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

This evening I watched an SBS programme on TV called Thalassa. It was about a French island named Saint-Pierre which is just 24 kilometres from Canada's Newfoundland. It is part of a small group of islands called the Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. There are two main islands, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. They both have a small population of fisher-folk and export frozen fish labelled..Made In France.

The islands are very cold and windy and a good late summer's day could be described as a bit bleak by Aus standards.

I confess to have not known anything about this French possession and when you read Wikipedia about it you will find a very interesting story. Here it is.

Thus endeth today's lesson.

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