Riding in all directions

A cheval en toutes directions
Riding in all directions

English version below the pictures

Ma fille aînée Carole que j’ appelle la Duchesse a la passion d’explorer à cheval la campagne du Boulonnais autour de sa maison et plus loin encore . Elle est accompagnée de jeunes femmes aussi passionnées qu’elle. Elle découvre de vieux villages qu”elle prend en photos mises sur Facebook. La vue de ces villages me rappelle ma jeunesse passée dans la même région mais à l’époque ils étaient beaucoup plus vivants.

Carole ready to go horseback Carole prête à monter à cheval
Approach of a village
Entrance of a village The square with the church Entrée d’un village ,la place de l’ église.
l’ eau vive an ancien water mill .

My elder daughter Carole, whom I call the Duchess, has the passion of riding the countryside around her house and beyond ( in an area called le BOULONNAIS in Northern France). She is accompanied by young women as passionate as she is. She discovers old villages that she takes pictures put on Facebook.The view of these villages reminds me of my youth spent in the same region but at the time they were much more alive.

Mais elle et ses compagnes vont quelquefois bien plus loin .Traversant des forêts, elle vont jusqu’ au bord de mer et se promènent àcheval sur la plage déserte

Elle ressent des sensations profondes qui lui font encontrer Dieu.

Carole in the forest Carole dans la forêt
Carole and a friend on the beach ( sur la plage déserte )

But she and her companions sometimes go much further. Crossing forests, she goes to the seaside and strolls on the deserted beach.

She feels deep sensations and must surely meet God.

Elle est supportée par son chevalier servant qui, lui, préfère conduire une calèche.
Il est possible pour lui avec ses deux chevaux fougueux de porter secours aux cavalières affamées.

The Knight driving the speedy carriage . La calèche rapide de Thierry

She is supported by her Knight Thierry who prefers to drive a carriage. It is possible for him with his two spirited horses to rescue and supplies to the starving horsewomen!

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95 Responses to Riding in all directions

  1. ibonoco says:

    Ce sont de magnifiques photos. Je découvre la région.

  2. This is both beautiful and delightful, a fairytale come true. The Duchess is most fortunate! ♥️

  3. KB says:

    Lovely photos. I am trying to remember where the phrase “riding off in all directions” comes from. How wonderful to ride along the beach and through such scenic places.

  4. eastgoeseast says:

    Lovely pictures. Looks like a very nice place to live.

  5. blb1 says:

    Wonderful pictures and thankful you share them with us. A life so different than what I live here.

  6. Quatre pattes à la place de deux, ça aide ! Et des sacrées grandes pattes !
    Bonne continuation, Michel.

  7. mrswrangler says:

    Very neat. Hope your doing well my friend

  8. A beautiful place to live and ride horses!

  9. calmkate says:

    What a lovely way to enjoy her leisure! And to have that back up of food is vital 🙂

  10. judyrutrider says:

    Thank you. You know I always love to hear about your daughter and her horses! The photos are just lovely.

  11. neilc693 says:

    What a marvelous passtime they have! I’m jealous. The villages are most charming, but I agree, the reward at the end is the sublime seaside. Bravo!

  12. Oh, how wonderful, Michel! 🙂
    Please thank Duchess Carole for letting us go on such a beautiful adventure with her via photos! 🙂 And how kind of Knight Thierry to be such a good helper! 🙂
    That land she is riding around in is so beautiful, Michel! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Yes , Carolyn , the country side in this area of Northern France kept its ancient look . I recognize my youth and my parents’one .
      Carole loves much to ride off in this area . And of course , the knight Thierry is a serious helper

  13. Carole says:

    Bonjour Papa, merci pour la belle entrée que tu as fait sur moi. Mes chevaux et moi une belle histoire… Pourvu que ça dure. Je suis heureuse quand je suis avec eux. Les animaux ne déçoivent pas ils m apportent beaucoup. Bon courage pour cet après-midi. Je t embrasse bien fort Carole

  14. Marion Manson says:

    Carole and her husband have a wonderful life with their beautiful horses! What lovely scenery they pass through on their travels. Really lovely photos here, Michel. 🙂

    • Thanks , Marion . Carole owns also two dogs Golden retrievers. Her, her friends and the Knight enjoy the lovely scenery they cross . . The photos are a good reflect of the landscape and of their passion.

  15. Rachel says:

    Its s wonderful to have the freedom and ability to ride.
    Spring may be starting here in Michigan. I don’t know if we are all done with snow, but at least the temperature is better.

    • In Michigan,Rachel ,you often are “spoiled ” by the amount of snow. Fortunately you are able to face. The same for your friendship that is constant across the years

  16. Peggy says:

    looks like a lovely springtime there ~

  17. Susan Joos says:

    What a wonderful way to explore the beauty of the countryside!

  18. Lavinia Ross says:

    Those are lovely old villages! Thank you and Carole for sharing these photos with your readers. I am sure she did meet God on that ride! I remember long ago when I had a horse, and used to ride all through the woods with my friends. Good memories.

    Love to you and the family, Michel. ❤

    • I am glad , Lavinia , my daughter’s photos recall you good memories . Now you practice another talent : music and guitar without forget your fine observations of the nature

  19. I really like the feeling of them riding on that empty beach.

  20. Michel, what a wonderful blog about your daughter. I love the scenery she sees and it must be so relaxing. But I will ride with her hubby in the buggy. lol. what a wonder change to see the countryside and not just tall city buildings. Blessings to you for sharing this lovely blog. ❤ Marilyn

  21. mimiwi2013 says:

    What beautiful countryside and villages Carole gets to ride through. And the buggy ride would be such fun, too. Love, love, love all the pictures! Thank you so much for showing more of the gorgeous country you live in Michel!! ❤ Nancy and Ken

  22. Gayle H Smith says:

    How beautiful France is! I would love to see it someday! Lucky Carol for her horses and her knight! You and Janine take care now.

  23. It must be very fulfilling for her! How wonderful that she is able to enjoy this 🙂

  24. mimiwi2013 says:

    Michel, Carol McKay Harper wanted me to tell you that she DOES read your WordPress posts, but if she comments, it is on Facebook. I believe she does not have a page here on WordPress, so does not comment here. She certainly hasn’t forgotten you!! Right now, she is still in the hospital after her back surgeries, and she cannot be released until her pain is controlled. She wanted you to know that she hasn’t forgotten about you at all! Hugs, Nancy

  25. Barbara Lenhard says:

    The pictures are beautiful. I regret that I have never been able to visit more of your beautiful country. I’ve only been to Paris for a short visit. Barbara💕💕

  26. Zakiah says:

    Such peace I find in the pictures that you have posted. How perfectly grand that Carol is so involved with riding the horses. I bet they love her as much as she loves them.

  27. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    These are beautiful photos and the scenery of the countryside depicted in them seems to be timeless, so tranquil and fresh! Your daughter surely has a great passion for riding, and she looks proud and happy on the horse 🙂

  28. Wonderful pictures, Michel. Thank you for sharing them! Carole looks very happy.
    Love, Julie

  29. What a great post. The Duchess is very blessed indeed. LOVELY photos. I dream of having a horse one day so I can ride..anywhere would be great. 😉 The Duchess and her Knight both are charming and look happy.
    Hope you are doing well.

  30. suester7 says:

    These pictures are so beautiful! What a lovely place to live in! So different from where I live.

  31. Isabel Capillas says:

    Every shot so picturesque with beautiful sceneries. Your daughter Carole looks so charming in her equestrian outfit.

  32. Gail says:

    Interesting. And beautiful countryside!

  33. marica0701 says:

    Lovely photos, especially of Carole on the beach!

  34. AM says:

    Pays des grands espaces et de la Liberté!
    Merci du partage de ces belles images
    Amitiés, AM

  35. boobledygook says:

    Such beautiful scenery Michel. I would love to experience this one day. When we go back to England, we like to spend more time at the countryside. I would love to experience a ride in the carriage though.

  36. nhislop says:

    Carole lives in a very beautiful area! It is wonderful that she can enjoy it on horseback!

  37. Beautiful area! I got lost on my way to Paris in 1983 and loved seeing all the small towns in northern France.

  38. A stirring, exceptional piece of writing with a wonderful image!

  39. These photos are beautiful! What a wonderful hobby she has there. I would like to see more of her pictures. It’s like looking into another world; a world more gentle and kind.

  40. Caro says:

    Merci Papa pour cette belle entrée me concernant…..j espère que vous allez bien .je vous embrasse très fort Carole

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