Category Archives: UK/France 2015

Walk along the Thames is perfect punctuation to UK/France sojourn

Some endings are near perfect. Such was the case today. The Adventurers spent their last full day across the pond walking along the banks of the Thames. Rain was forecast for mid-day but they set out with hope without¬†rain coats … Continue reading

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Stepping back to the days of smuggling in Rye and Hastings

Today was a day for exploring the Kent and Sussex countryside with a drive first to Rye and then own to Hastings. It was fitting as last night the Adventurers took in a performance of Smugglers Tales at the local … Continue reading

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More sun and spring scenes in the English countryside

The Adventurers took the Eurostar this morning from Paris to Ashford International in England, transferring to a local train that took them to Staplehurst where they were picked up by L’s old friend Kent Barker. Kent lives in Benenden at … Continue reading

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Sunny day in Paris equals sensory overload in Montmartre

The Adventurers came back to Paris for one night and chose to stay at a brand new hotel – Maison Souquet (which has been both a whore house and residence for nuns!)¬†– in Montmartre for its proximity to Sacre Coeur … Continue reading

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Sunny but windy day in Normandy yields good eats

The Adventurers took off on foot mid-morning very bundled up. Like at the beaches yesterday, the wind was blowing fiercely. They headed out on country roads and footpaths to the town of Port en Bessin where they would eat a … Continue reading

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Missed turn yields horse sights, good lunch and finally, Bayeux

Sometimes at the end of the day, L thinks ” how did they do it all?” Today, they just sort of fell into it. Leaving lower Normandy and D’Une Ile, they headed toward the Normandy beaches. A missed turn lead … Continue reading

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From market to chateau to manor house – busy day in the French countryside

After their long walk in the countryside yesterday, the Adventurers decided it was time to take in a few of the nearby sights with the idea of stopping at some point for a real country lunch. As luck would have … Continue reading

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