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Had a better sleep last night and a very nice breakfast of crusty buns, baguette and croissants with cheese and ham, fruit, yogurt and coffee. We ate in the solarium with the koi. Again beautiful China and presentation. Unfortunately Onez has severe leg pain this morning so we are going back to Balen instead of exploring more..it is still ...
Welcome to glorious Northern France in the summer.
To be honest, it had started raining before I even left Dover. So I got to queue for the ferry for an hour, sitting on a motorbike in the rain.
After arriving, I get my first surprise for the day.
All my co riders, 38 of them on twenty odd bikes, are Grey Nomads. Except for two 20 something kids (riding with their parents) I was the youngest by at ...
... been to before, but still got to learn some new stuff courtesy of Rob who is a part time tour guide in Paris when he's not translating.
Dinner in Montmartre and a few too many ales at a punky bar called that took music requests.
Headed off after lunch the next day ignoring the boys' suggestions to buy a Sat Nav. Drew a line with my finger from Paris to Denmark and worked out the roads that would keep as close to this ...
... it to be a very pretty town with the river Meuse (which is the Maas in Holland) running through it. We took a long walk along the street and the river, and then had a coffee in one of the bars. There was a beautiful little hotel across the river which would have been ideal to stay in last night, if only we had gotten this far! Bad timing!
Driving on, we passed through similar villages where the houses were quaint ...
... Decided to. Rave the crowds, and walk up to Sacre Coeur Cathedral. We couldn't go to mass, as it was too late, but we could go for a visit. Beautiful church which sits up high on the hill overlooking all below. There were thousands of steps, and people to go through and it was a hot day, but we managed it. It's a shame that along the steps there are very bad smells of urine which on a hot day are oppressive. Lots of beggars lined the steps too, which makes me sad. Everyone says ...