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... what our choice would be. Along the quayside, motorhomes were ranked alongside each other, settling for an evening and night.
Fabulous meal at a quayside restaurant. Wet and windy weather just held off long enough to walk to the restaurant and back.
The storm came in about midnight. Wind and lashing rain. But we were cosy and comfortable.
Amazing how many motorhomes were lined up in the morning.
... started working. Emptied the dishwasher and sorted breakfast. Then walked up to the shops, as the mother I am au pairing for was sooooo tired because the baby had her up since 3 30!!! Then this afternoon, got the bus with the daughter to the mall where we watched Tinkerbell -- quite enjoyed it actually, quite nice to watch a kiddy film once in a ...
The weather is cold and grey again about 11c and rain threatens but we wrap up and set off.
Today we have our tour with Cristophe. Having been told he spoke little English it is a very pleasant surprise to find that he speaks very good English, and is chatty and enthusiastic so we are set for a good day!
We head off towards Honfleur over the Bridge of Normandy which is the first bridge on the Seine from the sea. It is ...
... so skip the long queue at the ticket desk and head straight for the water gardens. Amazingly there are water lilies in bloom, and quite a lot of flowers in bloom. The lily ponds are beautiful, very tranquil and not too packed with people. There are many Japanese people as Monet had a connection with Japan, hence the Japanese style bridges.
Next we visit the house and gardens, the house has a typical Normandy construction. One room wide but very long, ...
... trail - at least for the hour that we walked!
Norman cuisine is omnipresent - especially the seafood. For dinner, we feasted at the waterfront Les Roches Blanches - calamari, a seafood platter (oyster, shrimps, crab, snails,etc), and the fish plat du jour. I have to commend Robin here. While I tried everything, I couldn't eat the vast quantities of shellfish - it came down to Robin to clear our plates. We ate ...