24th - 28th July 2009
we got back from our holiday to Bulgaria and Italy earlier
this month Debra still had itchy feet. A cheap trip was
what was called for. We took a tent and her bicycle on a
ferry had no real plans of where to stay.
King of my castle
ferry from Newhaven arrived at 0330 we stayed in the ferry
wating-room until light and wild-camped for free near the
port overlooking the sea. Not that it was wild or anything.
Me at a Canadian
Dieppe has much in remeberance
of the Canadians that lost their lives in liberation of
Dieppe in The Battle of Dieppe on 19th August 1942 during
World War 2.
Our visit to Dieppe Castle was well worth the 3.60 euros.
We stayed in there for 2 hours and I had a pleasant natter
witha sea troll (as seen below).
Wonder what happend to his other skate.
Dieppe, in upper Normandy, is a fishing town with busy harbor.
About to tuck into
Fromage Frais et coulis de framboise
on my wheel chair table
Debra's bicycle showing
it's versatility. The Saturday market provided us Fromage
frais with raspberry puree. With no table of chair at our
disposal with improvised Debra's bike wheel.
Taking a rest to
watch a game of boules
You will see this game being
played a lot all over Europe - in France it is called Boule.
Basking in the sunset
working hard providing us with a nice warm day, the sun
takes itself off to bed.
photo is much better than Debra's don't you think?
We sit in quite comtemplation
breathing in warm marmalade speckeled sparingly with with
On the beach in
Puys is a little dip along
the cliffs from Dieppe.
About to visit Pourville
seaside town depicted in many painting by Claude
Pourville is on the opposite
side of Dieppe from Puys.
Small river in Pourville
winding down towards the sea
Not sure if this counts
as a large stream or small river but it was pretty anyway
with fishies swimming in it and everything.
Taking a break before
cycling through the hamlet community
To be a hamlet a village
must have no more than 100 inhabitants. By the very few
houses we saw I can guess that it fits within this.
Resting before entering
Commummune d'Hautot s/ Mer
quiet little town we ended up in during our no-destination-in-mind
Cote d'Albatre ferry
Cote d'Albatre ferry
- Debra missed the e
We had to go home; sob,
sob but the ferry deck was fun.
Being blown around on the ferry
Debra having a hair-raising
I guess I should put a photo
of Debra in here. She embarrassed me by dancing and singing
along to her ipod all-over the deck.