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... quite a while in the cathedral....just amazing. It's hard to fathom just how old it is and how it was built. To think we climbed the same stairs that Thomas Becket once climbed. It's a huge place with enormously high ceilings. Then a short drive to board the ferry for the trip across the channel to France. We've lost an hour so it's become very late very quick.....but doesn't feel like it, still light at ...
Monday February 2nd - Friday February 6th
Left Derbyshire and returned back to Amanda's Mum and Alf's while the car was fixed.
The car dealer rang to tell us the good news that our car was ready midday Tuesday, instead of rushing over to Sheffield to pick it up we decided to chill out and pick it up Wednesday.
Picked up the car, it goes brum brum when you press the accelerator, and moves forward ...
... to the naiveté of people who thought that God resided in buildings that touched heaven, when all the time He resides in the natural world outside. Having said that, it is worth seeing just for the artistry of the builders and adorners. Second agenda item – lunch and coffee, which we had after a walk through the laneways of the Latin Quarter. Final item? The Musee de Orangerie on the right or left bank of the Seine (still haven’t worked it out) across the river from the ...
... to Luxemborg is an easy ride. Up out of the valley to the motorway, and give it some throttle to try and avoid being run over by the hyper speed pocket rocket Fiat's, Audi's and Golf's.
I did hit a little snag in Luxembourg though.
It turns out that my international roaming phone package doesn't include data in Luxembourg, France or Belgium... so my phone based Google maps just cuts out. No data updates, no turn by turn ...
... whole trip. I'm not sure their jelly integrity was still in tact, but she seemed quite happy with them.
We walked to the edge of the site for one last sunset in the evening and it was beautiful. The mist had now cleared and we could just about make out the shoreline of England. This really was it!
We did the final bits on the video and turned in for the night, with a feeling of trepidation about tomorrows return trip.