Grandchildren motivated Peter and Janet Wright of England to move to Holley by the Sea in Navarre.
Their daughter Cathryn married an American in 2001 and they lived in Nashville at the time. Cathryn and her husband Chad then relocated to Destin where he worked in hotel management.
“We were always going to retire in France,” said Janet. “But when the grandchildren arrived, and I held my grandson for the first time, we changed our minds immediately.”
That was in 2004 and in 2007 both retired as educators and moved across the ocean to Navarre. Peter was a linguist at Wells-Next-the-Sea, a high school located in Norfolk, England. Janet was a principal for a first school which educates children ages 3-8. The move wasn’t without difficulties though.
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