It is our first weekend here in Brest. The weather has been spectacular so far! We arrived on time to Paris on Thursday morning. We got our bags and made our way to the charter bus. Our bus driver, Pascal, will be our bus driver for all of our excursions this summer. So, the students will get to know him well.
We had a very long bus ride to Brest (about 8 hours) including a nice stop for lunch. Once we arrived in Brest at Moulin Blanc (one of the beaches here), the students were introduced to the On-site coordinators, Mary-Jo and Jean-Paul, and also met their host families.
On Friday afternoon, we all went to the beach (again at Moulin Blanc). The students really had a great time. They took photos and built sandcastles and went swimming. We will be returning here often as long as the weather is good.
Tomorrow we will have our orientation in downtown Brest and we will also have an orientation with the host families to officially begin the program. We will be sure to post more photos next week.