France to Denmark April-May 2016

Normandy  |  Normandy 2  |  Monte Carlo - Monaco  |  Ibiza  |  Cartagena  |  Malaga  |  Gibraltar  |  Portimao  
  Lisbon  |  Porto  |  Coruna  |  Cherbourg  |  Rouen Day 1  |  Rouen Day 2  |  Cruising the Seine  |  Belgium  

  Amsterdam  |  North Sea Canal  |  Travemunde/Lubeck, Germany   |  Fredericia, Denmark   

CHERBOURG, and the northern coast of Normandy

Today was a pleasant ride through northern Normandy along the coast. Cherbourg was all but bombed flat during WWII so everything dates from the end of the Forties. Cherbourg is a city full of history but largely confined to books, not its architecture. So we opted for a tour of the countryside.

Lots of picturesque old French villages:

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And churches:

Churches Church Church Church Church 

And beaches:

Beach Beach Beach Beach 

And forts and lighthouses:

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And farms:

Farms Farms Farms Farms Farms 

And we came back to the ship with our guide telling us that we had a beautiful day for this time of year. So, today there were no "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" in sight.

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