June is usually the month when the famous Barfleur mussels find their way onto restaurant and cafe menus and great glistening piles of tumbling silvery black molluscs can be seen on market stalls and supermarket seafood stands.
But not this year.
"Every year the fishermen of Cotentin (Manche) find many dead mussels. In March 2016, during a survey, none were alive. Fishing is cancelled."
Catastrophe! No moules this year from Normandy.
|moules et frites July 2015|
Ever the optimist the SP thought we might find moules on the menu in Grandcamp Maisy and he was right.
They weren't from Barfleur but they were French.
I think they came from Brittany.
They were o.k.
It's the thought that counts.
Joining Judith @ Lavender Dreamer for Mosaic Monday.
After 2 years of doing a fantastic job hosting MM
Judith will be stepping down next month,
We all hope that a new host will be in place very soon.