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Thursday June 18
We got up, packed and took the tram to
the car rental office. By 9:00 am we were on the road and of course
as soon as I got behind the wheel on a major street in Amsterdam,
there were motorcycles zooming in and out of traffic, pedestrians
crossing at any time and any place and many delivery trucks …
We planned to stay in a campsite in Fecamp. We got there in time, to find that it was closed 'exceptionel' for one day!!!!!!
So we thought we would have a drive around and see if we could find anywhere to stop. Several motorhomes seemed to be making their way to the port, and as we had been to Fecamp 15 years ago it looked like a good idea to see what was there. From the north side of the harbour, it ...
What a full day today! Was up at 6 30, and running by 7. It's a great time of day, sooo cold and the light was just beginning to shine through. There is a stillness as you pound the pavement, whatching your breath routinely appear before you. It's so silent (as most normal people are in bed!!). Did a spot of yoga when I got back, before I had a shower ...
The weather is cold and grey again about 11c and rain threatens but we wrap up and set off.
Today we have our tour with Cristophe. Having been told he spoke little English it is a very pleasant surprise to find that he speaks very good English, and is chatty and enthusiastic so we are set for a good day!
We head off towards Honfleur over the Bridge of Normandy which is the first bridge on the Seine from the sea. It is ...
... so skip the long queue at the ticket desk and head straight for the water gardens. Amazingly there are water lilies in bloom, and quite a lot of flowers in bloom. The lily ponds are beautiful, very tranquil and not too packed with people. There are many Japanese people as Monet had a connection with Japan, hence the Japanese style bridges.
Next we visit the house and gardens, the house has a typical Normandy construction. One room wide but very long, ...