Travel Blogs from Compiègne
It is, well, a fair bit dirtier than i expected. Sitting out waiting for a train and as we would say in Australia, there is just **** everywhere. Give them there credit, there is no graffiti but there is not a rubbish bin in sight. Geez am i getting old! ...
... so long. We have the group that sit together on the bus, the bus B group, the home stay group, the cornet/trombone group etc, etc. Today it was raining and there was a picnic planned for at the Hortillonages or floating gardens. But it's raining! We still go! Our host families come with us and yep, we all sit there in the rain eating our sandwiches, our noses dripping and our backs getting wet from the umbrella water! Some brave people go for a boat ride to ...
Yuk weather at Dover meant delays on the ferries.
Horrendous seas meant we slowed right down, lots of green faces and kids running riot. Then there was no berth for us at Calais and we had to hang around outside the port.
Once docked we were off quickly. No one to show our passports to and no one in ...
... eat up because they did not want it to go bad. You can imagine how happy this made Johnny. Now it is getting late and I am a tired girl.
Next stop: Belgium to visit Jossy!
# of cities: 21
# of countries: 8
# of bus rides: 10
... They all look so fat and healthy! The black and white ones are my favorite, but the brown and white ones are pretty too. If I was a cow, I would certainly want to be a Normandy cow, munching on lush green grasses near bluffs overlooking the sea.
We drove along the coast about 50 minutes to the beautiful seaside village of Êtretat. This little town is France's equivalent to England's white cliffs of Dover. The scenery here is dramatic, with towering rock arches and ...