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A Most Pelagic Holiday

Biarritz, August 2006

Mid air balletics


Yes, pelagic*. (Thanks, Carol, for expanding our vocabulary). A gathering of the three families, the Jolys, the Frys and the Coburns at the Joly's chateau in Ahetze, near Biarritz. A reunion of those holidays we used to have together when our children were toddlers all together. Sort of some time ago really. Alfred Joly, Alice Coburn and Sarah Fry were all born within a couple of weeks of each other, back in '91. Now there are nine of the next generation. Perfect for some sun, sand and surf. And some marathon dining sessions.


Oh No, Not the Holiday Snaps!

 

Beach overview

Beach

 

Board

Board

Sunscreen Chain

Backs

 

Simon in the waves

Sea

 

 

Frolics in the surf

Surf

 

 

Splash

Splash

 

 

Etienne with Surfboard

Beach dude

 

 

Philippa, Carol & Helen

Beach babes

 

 

Andy looking rediculous

Beach bum

 

 

Andy & Philippa on walk

Hiking to Spain

 

 

Going in to town

Strolling around town

 

 

Henry gets a dog at last - George is on loan

Walking the dog

 

 

Simon prepares the Moroccan Chicken

One man mixing

 

 

Andrew & Henry play French billiards

Two boys at billiards

 

 

Carol, Helen and Philippa by the pool

Three ladies lounging

 

 

Fun in the pool

Pool fun

 

 

Burying Patrick

Patrick's six-pack

 

Alice pushes Eloise into the pool

Pushy people

 

Some excellent dinners - no kids in sight

Dinner on the terrace. More wine, Etienne?

 

 

Etienne has one last sip

Etienne: Going...

 

 

Feeling sleepy

...Going...

 

 

He'd had a hard couple of days

...Gone.

 

 

A trip into Biarritz

Backs to the wall

 

 

Looking out to sea

Fronts to the wall

 

 

Overlooking the beach

Eyeing up the talent

 

 

 Louis turns 11

Happy Birthday, Louis

 

Krazy Kids

Mad kids midnight swim

Sunset on the wall

Watching the sunset

 


The Next Generation

(God help us)

Fry, Joly and Coburn Under 16s

The Next Generation


Ah! The future beckons...

Nine Scoops

How come ice-cream tastes so much better at the seaside?

Alice Coburn Alfred Joly Sarah Fry Eloise JolyBill Fry Henry Coburn Louis Joly Patrick Fry  Rhiannon Fry

 

Three Fifteens - Alice, Alfred and Sarah

Three Fifteens


Group Farewell

Coburns, Frys and Jolys say goodbye at the end of the holiday

So Long Ahetze!

Biarritz Farewell 1997

[The way we were when we last said goodbye in 1997...]


Still puzzled by that word?

pelagic

a. pertaining to or found in open sea, or near surface of sea. pelagial, a. pelagian, n. & a. pelagic (animal).

Hutchinson Encyclopaedia


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