Monday, June 13, 2011

June 12: Etretat, Honfleur and Trouville

We took off early this morning to drive toward the coast. Our first stop was Etretat. The weather was wet and a bit windy but we bravely walked in the town where we had some coffee and a snack. Next we took to the beach and walked in the rain.

We drove next to Honfleur. It took quite awhile to park because there was a Festival going on. It was the 150th Fete des Marins, or Fishermen's Festival. The city was fully decked out and the boats were decorated for the event. The crowds were massive. Most of the people were French. Many were families with children. We stopped at a cafe for a late lunch. Judy and I each had seafood crepes. Rick had a Salad Nicoise. Carol and Arvin had Raclette crepes. The food was good and we sat under umbrellas outside. We continued to walk around town until late in the afternoon.

Next we headed towards Deauville and stopped for a coffee. By this time we were getting quite tired. The rain was still coming down. We decided it was time to head back to the chateau. For dinner we ate the chicken we had taken with us for a picnic that never materialized due to inclement weather.

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