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Today, Josh and I took a 3 hour journey, by train and bus, to visit Normandy.
Obviously today was a bit more sombre than previous days of our Paris holiday. We both really wanted to see Normandy, and it was definitely worth the long trip.
We expected to see Canadian memorials at Juno beach, but what really caught us off guard was driving by just regular city parks, and seeing Canadian flags flying ...
... vessels was a distinct privilege. These half timber houses which were built using oak were covered in slate in the 19th century to protect the facade. You can only access the lower levels of the house on the port side, for the higher levels you need to access from the street in the back.
Now, instead of receiving commercial ships, or fishing boats, which are kept out of the centre in larger docks, the Vieux Bassin attracts yachts. Shops fight ...
... if my blood sugar isn’t somewhere in the stratosphere by the time this trip is over, and let’s not even talk about my weight.
After breakfast we drove up to the top of a high hill, stopped at a scenic point that overlooks the Seine (we’re close to where it discharges into the English Channel at Le Havre), checked out an old chapel that dates back to the 16th century, and drove back to the city center to see what we could see. It had ...
... around the windows, past the Hotel Baudy where I could picture 4 year old Jessica in her pretty pink dress posing for photos in the courtyard on our last visit here. We did not go into Monet’s house and garden, but you could clearly see why he made this area his home for so many years. After a picnic baguette for lunch nearby on the side of the Seine, it was time to bid farewell to rural France, and head for the big city – one of my favourites – ...
... second time there, and once again I was underwhelmed. I always feel a bit guilty about that. But every time I go I leave feeling a bit... "eh". It is very commercialized and so crowded etc.However, I did get to drink a coffee with a very nice French gentleman in the old port looking out over the bay with the boats and tiny tiny houses. I also saw a very old church that is quite fascinating because it's construction is completely ...