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Our bed is very snugly and sometimes it is hard to crawl out of bed,however we did and once again on our way to explore yet another Normandy town. Honfleur is a harbour commune located on the southern bank of the Seine river ( pronounced sin) The picturesque and best preserved port of Normandy.Population of around 8,200 and is located close to the exit of Pont de Normandie. The port is characterised by its houses with slate ...
... but I'm afraid they lost me a million years ago. It was all about fossils from Le Falaises de Vache Noir (black cow cliffs I think) and the dinosaurs that existed in this area. It would have been very interesting for those keen on this sort of thing but I'm afraid that's not me.
The majority of vans had left when we came out so we moved over to the kerb side of the road for the night.
Supper was cocktail ...
... had moules and croque monsieur and frites. How good was that. We are heartily and then finished it off with a butter caramel crepe which we watched the girl make. Yum!!! With our tummies full and our spirits renewed, we went shopping. The boys both got new sweaters which I think the weather suggested. They both look quite good in them. I got nothing, surprise. After walking through the town we then went back to the bus for our return to the riverboat.
... and fruit in the warm car overlooking a small port of boats and hillside houses beyond.
We arrived in Etretat, parked the car some distance (I was feeling ready for a big walk) and set off. The place was positively swarming with tourists with the usual 'rip off' gimmicky shops but the town was oh so gorgeous with pretty little buildings and houses crammed together along narrow lane ways - right up to the pebbled beach. I was keen ...
... be able to see back to the famous arch. It was a steep climb up hundreds of stairs and on the edge of a very windy cliff to a little church. A path continued across the top of the cliff and we battled the wind along the way. It was magnificent. Some steps led down the cliff at one point, too vertiginous for me, so I sat in the tussocky grass and watched the enormous Atlantic gulls while Jonathan descended. We'd seen from further along people at the bottom of ...
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