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Woke up at the crack of dawn after a good nights sleep today and had a good walk round to see the nearby sites. Even though it was early the fish market was in full swing and what a site to behold, fresh fish galore straight off the boat onto the quayside, 2 litres of Mussels Si Vous Plait ! - my kind of grocery shopping. We ventured into town for fresh bread and the best garlic we have had in years to make Moules Marinere later ...
... to come back as we barely touched the surface. It has aparently 1,500 castles- a lifetime of visits then!! Brantome is a small town beyond the Dordogne which is stil medieval in places and sits on an island now linked by bridges. During our travels we had met a great couple who lived near(ish) the place who had said we must drop in if we were passing and we did!! They have a fantastic old farmhouse in a small hamlet of houses with picturesque views of an an empty valley. It ...
It is still early morning when we arrive in France. We have another long drive ahead of us today so we get straight to it. Driving on the right hand side of the road we are greeted by a 130kph speed limit. Welcome to Europe! It is Monday 8 July and in total we drive through 5 countries today (UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany) and the only time my passport is checked ...
... us up on the last few miles past Boulogne and Calais although now and again we saw the remains of the recent snow in the hedgerows. Eventually we were at the familiar Aire at Gravelines, a few kilometres past the Eurotunnel port. We took Corrie for a wander around the ancient walls by the little harbour and then walked into the town to try our luck at buying a hot drink. In the central square a bar was open, ...
... down the
coast to Bayeaux to see the tapestry depicting the Battle of
Hastings. The tapestry is nearly one thousand years old and is about
From Bayeaux we drove to Mont St.
Michel. It's a beautiful sight. We got in the campground about 5pm,
had dinner and then took the free shuttle to with 150' of the abbey.
We walked up to the abbey, lots of stairs and we felt it in our legs
the next ...