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... being Sunday the cathedral wasn't open till 12.30 so we went on a river cruise along the canal where we heard a little history and saw some of the old buildings where some of the only remaining parts date back to Saxon times. It was really enjoyable. With the rest of our free time we went in all directions....some shopping, some for lunch and a few of us found.....you guessed it....a patchwork shop :) ...
... to Autobahn and travel down goat tracks!! Naturally, we ignored her, but she was a trial!
Whilst in Southern Germany, we managed to catch up with Tobi & Christine, as well as continue our Australianisation of their daughter, Lena. Sadly, she seems to have lost her taste for Vegemite!
Nick was very happy because he got to go to another motorbike museum – the Deutsches Zweirad- und NSU-Museum in Neckarsulm. When buying our entry ...
... tickets which gives us unlimited travel on all Paris transport for a cost of €22. Of course we were late up on day one, and did not time our meeting very well with Aude, our French friend. Getting off at Notre Dame, we ignored the cathedral ('did it’ well and truly last time) in favour of coffee and a browse through the Shakespeare and Company bookshop – a Paris ‘must’ for English speaking book lovers. Then we sauntered down the right (or was it left) bank ...
... the sea for more than a month, we
headed straight for the beach. The beach lies at the bottom of tall chalk
cliffs that lead down onto a pebble beach. The tide was out and the open sand
between the pebbles and the sea was at least 300 meters wide. The tidal flow in
the area is quite large with a spring tide difference of more than 9 meters
between high and low tides.
We live close enough to the Channel to make shopping in Calais a simple affair. Normally we make an early morning trip but at the height of the season that's hard to book, so today we took an evening trip. We booked onto the 1620 shuttle from Folkestone, but even then signs were ominous when we received an email from Eurotinnel saying just how busy today would be. Not helped, either, by news on Monday that a train had pulled down the catenary and that one line was out of ...