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... from Healsville. The train back was very crowded so we had to stand the whole way. Luckily having the Aussie compatriots to talk to, made the trip go faster and we arrived home safely.
We are now packing ready for the next leg of our journey. We are being picked up at 3.15 am (yes, 3.15 am!!!!!) to be taken to the airport for an early flight to Rome and then on to St Petersburg.
Hopefully our next entry will need to be read with a Russian ...
... to get to France! He had a huge artwork of a fingerprint on the entrance wall, within it was a self portrait - all just line drawn and cross hatched in black ink on white. Very clever young man. The weather remained grey and windy, and we decided that there was no point in climbing around the cliffs again without sunshine, so made a plan to go 50 km beyond Rouen (where we needed to catch the train in the afternoon and return the car) and visit Giverny - Monet's garden ...
... is truly
spectacular. The gorgeous flowers were all out and I could really see where he
got his inspiration. Craig and Terry have been really enjoying their cycling in
the alps. Tonight Germany beat France in the soccer, which is clearly a
disappointment round here. Couldn’t get a drink anywhere – too crowded!
... in Giverny and with Monet.
After this museum we had some lunch at a restaurant nearby and headed to the backdoor entrance of Monet's Garden... this was so much easier than lining up for 30+ minutes at the from entrance for a ticket!
The gardens are amazing, pretty as his pictures! You can certainly see why he was so inspired to paint when he was surrounded by such beauty. The place was PACKED with ...
Our first stop of the day was the cute little village of Rouen. It feels as If everywhere we go has been ripped right out of a picture book. It is not the plastic, artificial reality of Disney but the decayed beauty of reality and I can not get enough if it. The cities are built around these grand cathedrals that the peoples lives revolved completely around. It is impossible to find a spot where you can not find ...