seashells in waterEven though our trip to Normandy this September was very short in days, we arrived a Monday and left a Wednesday after all, we definitely managed to make the most of our trip.

In the morning before heading home, we purchased a lot of fish and headed for a walk along the seaside. It was low tide again, but the changes from one day to the next were remarkable. By the sea every day is unique. Of course every day is unique everywhere, just by the sea we realise this a lot easier.

ocean view, clouds

This time there were a lot of seagulls, they were feasting on carcasses of cod, the bits that aren’t sold by fishermen. Even though it was not a pretty sight, I was relieved to see that the fish’ ungracious bits were not rotting in some dumpster but there to feed the maritime animals.

We had a small picnic just above the sea as there is a high coast in Port-en-Bessin, which was followed by a blackberry harvesting craze. Little one stuffed herself with a bit too many blackberries, which became obvious later on.

seaside

We drove back to Paris, but made the mistake of not taking the autoroute, instead of 2 and a half hours we took more than 6! Ok we discovered a place to buy apples in Normandy and saved money on the tolls. Little one got sick at almost every roundabout, and trust me there were many, this did prolong our ride home by a lot too. We finally arrived exhausted and in need for another vacation. My advice: there are some areas and circumstances were it is best to take an autoroute!

harbour, clouds,
rocks, seaside

Seagulls, seaside, clouds


© Solveig Werner 2015. All rights reserved.

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    1. The day we left the weather finally started to be really good, but we can’t control the weather. It is definitely beautiful up there. Yes, we will avoid roundabouts, well alpine roads proved to be problematic during the summer, I hope she grows out of it, I have heard that some people never do…

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      1. Solveig, I’m am sure your daughter will grow out of this. I have seen terrible sickness among family members and latest by their mid teens were fine. I suppose you’ve tried all the tricks to try and help? Is she too young for tablets? Have a lovely rest of Wednesday.

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        1. She’s 21 and a half months old at the moment, so there is not much we can do. We use my parents car and the airbag cannot be turned off in the front, so she has to stay in the back for now.
          Thank you, I do hope so, I have been told horror stories this summer by parents of a girl who now at 22 still suffers from car sickness.

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          1. There are always people keen to tell their horror stories but that must be truly exceptional. As always love, care and patience and you’ll soon be on the way to easier travelling days. Ah…not even two yet, a beautiful time with a little toddler.

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  1. Oh my, Solveig, what a GORGEOUS beach. I SO love the beaches and waterfront. You did a beautiful job with the pictures. The long drive home can be a blessing if you find interesting places to explore in the future. However, I’m terribly sorry that your little one became sick. Motion sickness is not fun to deal with. Congratulations for surviving and providing a lovely story and pictures.

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    1. Thank you Gwynn! I must confess that on our little trip I made sure to find some lovely things to photograph. I am happy that I finished my little series on this trip, because picture heavy posts take a lot more time and effort to put up.

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