Honfleur, France

Sep 10, 2017 - National Geographic Orion

It’s nice to be able to sleep in (at least for a little while) on the first morning of an adventure. Today we had the luxury of a later breakfast as we were still at sea in route to our first destination, Honfleur, France. We listened to informative talks by some of our expedition team. And then in the afternoon, we headed into town for a truly wondrous outing. Known for its slate-fronted homes, Honfleur is one of the more picturesque towns on the coast of France and it has inspired the work of Monet and Boudin. Some of us went on a walking tour guided by a local, and others like myself participated in a photo walk lead by our two resident photo experts, still others decided that the best way to enjoy Honfleur was though a little self-exploration. None were disappointed.

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Steve Morello

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Steve Morello has had a long and colorful career in the natural history world. Born in New Jersey he was lucky to be able to summer on the shores of Cape Cod. Whether it was exploring the tidal pools, snorkeling along the beach, or hiking in the dunes, it all came together to instill in him a deep connection to the natural world. It was no surprise that he would return to the Cape as a whale researcher in his adult years. It was on the Cape that Steve first became involved in guiding, and for 15 years acted as naturalist on whale watching boats in the Gulf of Maine. Steve worked with groups creating environmental education material for school programs and soon found another one of his passions, photography.

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