Monday, April 4, 2011


The air hangs heavy with damp, brine and 40,000 years of human presence. This sunny bay, from which the American 4th Infantry Division sailed for Normandy in June of 1944,  may be the oldest human settlement in all of Europe. A breeze gusts in from the sea and I shiver. The "English Riviera" is naught but blue skies through the viewfinder but in this moment I dream of wool socks and hot tea.