Saturday, 17 March 2007
Merci à Dieu, c'est Vendredi sur le côté de Golfe Josephine: Thank God, it's Friday!
For most of you, it's Friday, and from this Adelaide beach at sunset, one can see out across beautiful Saint Vincent's Gulf.
In 1800, and as the French First Consul, Napoleon supported an expedition by Nicolas Baudin to "New Holland". Baudin gave 400 French names to ports and bays around our coastline and this gulf, he named, "Golfe Josephine". The coastline towards Melbourne was named, "Terre Napoleon".
No wonder we forget to speak English on a Friday, - unless there's another reason?