dinsdag 28 juni 2016

On Mauritius

In April 2016 my wife and I went to Mauritius.
We had two reasons.
First: since Chrismas 2015 our son, his woman and four grandchildren have been for a long period working and living there. We liked to see them, so we went! It was a nice stay!
Second: there are a few traces of the Napoleontic-area on Mauritius. In the former days it was a French Island, called Île de France. We could not find everthing, but we have planned to return in 2017 to search for the rest.
The results of our work you can see on: www.roelkvos.nl/napmauritius

Some of the many (familiy) pictures I show here!


This was our favorit swimming spot!





Four grandchildren running around
the First Dutch Landing Monument

The First Dutch Landing Monument

Roel at Fort Hendrik Hendrik

At Point Diable



donderdag 3 december 2015

London

In November 2015 my wife and I went for some days to London.
It was a little bit rainy, but later on it was dry.
We visited many 'objects' in relation with Napoleon.
You can see the results on: www.roelkvos.nl/naplondon



Wellington before the Bank of |England


dinsdag 6 oktober 2015

Opponents of Napoleon in Wales.

My latest website is about the opponents of Napoleon in Wales.
One of the most interesting events was (for me) the Last Invasion of Britain.
Loo at the website at Fishguard and read about Jeremia Nicolas, who as a woman held 13 French soldiers in captivity!







www.roelkvos.nl/napwales







It stroke me that.........

During the installation of Windows 10 on my computer I wrote the name of Napoleon Bonaparte on a piece of paper. Under each character I placed the position of it in the alphabeth. Simple principel: a = 1; b = 2; c = 3 eso.
The word NAPOLEON is then; 14-1-16-15-12-5-15-14.
The word BONAPARTE is then: 2-15-14-1-16-1-18-20-5.

When you add NAPOLEON the result is 92.
When you add BONAPARTE the result is also 92.
How is this possible? And what does this mean?









donderdag 1 oktober 2015

Opponents to Napoleon in South-England and Wales

During ten days in Septembre 2015 I visited the south of England and Wales with my friend.
I was looking for the opponents of Napoleon there. I found a lot of them! But also relics of Napoleon himself! A handkerchief, a dead mask, portraits eso!
Look at my latetst website about this trip:

www.roelkvos.nl/opponentnapzeng

Wales will follow!



 
 

vrijdag 25 september 2015

In the north of Germany

In June 2015 we went by camper (the green bus, called Pössl!) to the northern of Germany.
First the weather was good, later very bad!
We went to the second German wadden isle called Norderney.
Even there we found traces of Napoleon's soldiers.
Visiting many towns, villages eso we arrived at Stettin (Poland) and then we returned.
Because our frigidaire in the camper


 was broken we had to go home.
See the results of this 12 days trip on:

www.roelkvos.nl/napnoordduitsland










maandag 18 mei 2015

In May 2015 we made a trip along the new openend Route Napoléon in Belgium.
It is about 90 km long and it indicaded by signs.
But the route is in my opinion not clearly enough, the mistakes you make, are too many!
I was glad that I had done my homeworks with Le Guide Napoléon!
We finished our trip after five days in Waterloo because of the rain.
There is a lot to repair (Waterloo parking place and new Museum, museum Le Caillou)
before the 200 years memorial op 18 Jun 2015!

See for the results of this short tour on:  www.roelkvos.nl/naproutebelgie