Captain James in Europe – August 2014

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‘ere I be in Avignon

 Cave Monastery Aragon

I did visit a Cave Monastery in Aragon

La Mancha

Then I saw some windmills at La Mancha

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

Le Train Jaune

‘Ere I be travelling on Le Train Jaune. I would much rather be on my boat.



Pont du Gard

Pont Du Gard



San Remo

Then we did visit San Remo. No fishing boats ‘ere.

Spanish Pyrenees

The Spanish Pyrenees

Viaduct de Millau

Viaduct de Millau

Around Europe with Pam and Brian July 2014

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‘ere I be at the Alhambra Palace

 Cabo da Roc

I did visit Cabo da Roc

 Cadiz Fish Market

I did come to Cadiz Fish Market. I wonder if they did use a boat like mine to catch them.


Fighting the French Monsanto

I be using this cannon to fight the French Monsanto

Hiking the Pyrinees

‘ere I be hiking the Pyrenees – hitching a ride

Riding Chamois Picos de Europa

I were riding Chamois Picos de Europa


‘ere I be at Sabugal

Santiago de Compostela

I did come to see Santiago de Compostela


‘ere I be at Tomar

Captain James in Europe with Brian and Pam (Branch 1)

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Before I did leave England I went with Brian and Pam in an ‘orseless carriage near to London. I do seem to be living in this ‘ere ‘orseless carriage too.


I did go on a big boat but they didn’t seem to be catching any fish.


We arrived in Calais.

I went to Etretat and saw the sea – just right for fishing.

Etretat     Painting

Here I be at Lourdes


and at some Roman Ruins at Saintes.



Captain James back in Devon May 2014

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Well I been ‘ome in Deben with all me descendants and others of the Braund clan.
They did take me abroad to Cornwall to visit Tintagel Castle but the Cornish be a mite odd – they do put their jam and cream the wrong way round on their cream teas.
Tintagel 2
Then HRH Princess Anne did visit Clovelly and stop by for a chat. I don’t know why she chose to go to see them there Clovelly donkeys and not me old ‘ome town of Bucks but there.
She be unveiling a monument to me cousin John and others who did perish in the storm of 1838 off these parts.
Now I be whisked away with Pam and Brian (branch 1) who be taking me back across the channel. I hear tell we be goin’ to France, Spain and Portugal. Me son Reuben – he went to Portugal to collect salt one time in the ole Ebenezeer.
   Off with Brian and Pam

Meeting the newest Braund Addition

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Here I be meeting young Edward (branch 6)


He does do a lot of sleeping but I be hoping we can go on lots of adventures soon.

Captain James goes to Grimsby

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DSCF1261‘Ere I be drying out by the caravan heater.

Next they did take me to the National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Not that I need to know more about fishing.


I helped this young lady make her nets.


Then off to sea on the ‘ole Grimsby Town.


Not sure what this be to do with fishin’ but ‘ere I be on a scooter. Me 3 times great grandson Chris did tell me ‘ee used to have one like this.


This ‘ere binnacle is to ‘elp me to steer.


It be a bit chilly this far north so I did ‘elp to knock the ice off the rigging.


I did get in the wrong place at the wrong time again as this ‘ere fisherman did add ice to ‘is ‘errings.

Then we did stop by the galley for some grub.


Captain James meets with an accident

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I did go and spend Christmas with my little friend Lucy (branch 6) in Cambridge.

She took me to see some animals at Wimpole Hall Farm and I did fall in the mud.

Then there were some Clovelly donkeys. I hope they weren’t laughing at me.

Lucy kindly lent me a nappy bag so I could travel home without getting mud all over the pockets of me 3 x great grandson Christopher.

I did have to hope that I didn’t get thrown out with the nappies though.


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