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... what our choice would be. Along the quayside, motorhomes were ranked alongside each other, settling for an evening and night.
Fabulous meal at a quayside restaurant. Wet and windy weather just held off long enough to walk to the restaurant and back.
The storm came in about midnight. Wind and lashing rain. But we were cosy and comfortable.
Amazing how many motorhomes were lined up in the morning.
... started working. Emptied the dishwasher and sorted breakfast. Then walked up to the shops, as the mother I am au pairing for was sooooo tired because the baby had her up since 3 30!!! Then this afternoon, got the bus with the daughter to the mall where we watched Tinkerbell -- quite enjoyed it actually, quite nice to watch a kiddy film once in a ...
... towards the old church,which is another surprise. It is half timbered,very long and has two naves and two altars.
Next we walk down towards the harbour and find a cafe for a real French baguette with Normandy ham and butter..deliceuse! A short drive back and we are onboard in time to join in the trivia quiz before a well deserved afternoon nap!
Another good evening ensues and off to bed, ready for a quiet day at sea ...
Today we are off on our first trip, pre booked with Le Havre taxis we are off to Monet's garden at Giverny and to visit Rouen. Unfortunately we haven't slept well, there are strange banging and crashing noises around our cabin,maybe it was docking but we hope for a better night tonight.
We meet Francis, our taxi driver, at 8am just outside the terminal building and off we set for our hour and a half drive to Giverny.
We have pre booked tickets on ...
... Oiseau Blanc before attempting to cross the Atlantic in 1927.
Immediately West is Falais d'Aval with its Porte D'Aval (an enormous arch). At low tide (check the tide tables!), we explored its base which includes a large cave. Layers in the rock become apparent close up.
Further West is another arch, Le Manneporte. It can be easily seen by climbing the trails over Falais d'Aval. Inspiring views are all ...