Monday, July 1, 2013

Vacation at France 2013

Day 1 Honfleur in the rain

Sunday 23 june
Today we went to Honfleur, a beautiful city that’s really clean. We arrived early, parked the car and gain some information at the info-center. We walked a beautiful tour with some nice buildings and the seaport. Again, it’s very clean here with friendly people. It’s cloudy but it doesn’t rain and the temperature is fine. We visited the “Le paradis tropical” where it was hot and wet :). The butterfly’s and birds were colorful and a good thing for a photographer. The minor thing was that my lenses did condense wich made the job a lot harder :). At the end it was a good day and at our way to the homepoint we went by Deauville and saw in 5minutes that it was beautiful. One of these days we’ll go to Deauville!

Day2 The war

Monday 24 june
At 10 am we went to Ouistreham for the beach,  the history of WW2 and sightseeing. Once arrived at the beach we met a friendly man who gave us the advice to visit the museum Pegasus about WW2. He guided us to the museum and the museum was impressive. The visit was a combination of silence and respect. We filled the rest of the time with sightseeing and relaxing. In the evening we ate at a steakhouse and it’s possible that we return to this one for a second time in our vacation :). The weather was between acceptable and warm so ideal for us.

Day 3 Caen

Thuesday 25 june
Today we go to Caen. In Caen you can visit lots of historic buildings and it’s called “the city with hundred clocks”. It was 20 degrees celcius and just perfect to visit Caen knowing we have to walk some kilometers. I can say it was a good visit with some interesting buildings and storys. After our long walk we took a short pitstop to the beach at Deauville where we’ll come back later this week.

Day 4 The beach

After we walked through Villerville (coastside and small center), we ate something in Trouville-sur-mer  and then relaxing at the beach of Deauville. I made a big mistake when ordering food so I get only some mushrooms with lemon :). After that I just needed a large beer and things were just fine again. However it seems to be the most relaxing day we’ve taken many steps with very good/hot weather.

Day 5 Etretat en Pont De Normandie

In this vacation we passed the “Pont De Normandie” several times and it’s a special piece of architecture. I had some plans to take photos of it but I only have some video of it, maybe next time.
Once arrived at Etretat you can feel it’s something different. It’s a small town with one important point: the beach and the cliffs. We’ve been on the beach and on the top of the cliffs and it’s amazing. The weather was fine and the view was very beautiful. The way up was a funny story but hey, we’ve made it ;).

Day 6 Le Havre and Honfleur

The last day of our vacation, Le Havre. It sounds great when you read the information on the internet about Le Havre but it didn had something special (my opinion). Local people were not that happy although I have to say that our son was seduced many times by the women he saw :) (little Don Juan). After the short visit we went to Honfleur and that was a good decision.
That visit just made my day. Tomorrow, back to the homebase but it was a very nice and interesting vacation with my wife and son.

I put the whole holiday in one post on my blog. Alltough it’s very compact I hope you like it :)!
(next time I will translate it to dutch again)