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Europe Trip - Day 12 (2014 - Blog 86)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wow - today was fantastic!! We rented bikes from a little place called Maison de Velo, right near the train station. The bikes are the first I have ever rented and loved! Usually bike places I have rented at have kind of dumpy bikes, but these were new road bikes that were a dream to ride. And get this: for a mere 10 euros we rented them from 9:00 to 7:00!

So, we took off towards one of the seaside towns using the scenic route the entire way. Practically no traffic and idyllic scenery throughout. Someone ordered up some good riding weather... Clouds dotted the sky lending a fantastic light to the hills. We were amazed at the number of songbirds that accompanied us. Normandy cows known for their brown eye patches gently watched us we rode by. A few colorful roosters just made the sounds of the day rustic and en pointe.

We had lunch in a small seaside town called Port-en-Bessin which my husband had told me about. Then we started riding around the town. Off at the end of town, the dock came to an end at one of the most astonishing beaches I have seen. True to my husband's description, the beach was covered inches thick with scallop shells. The tide was low so we got to enjoy the song of seagulls and the crunch of shells. My sister spent some time recording the sounds of the sea moving in and out. Pretty darn cool!!

We are back to Paris on Tuesday. A few more museums we want to squeeze in..impressionists and maybe Rodin. Dinner with my dad and then a bike tour of Monet's gardens. Tuesday's train trip will be our last long one.

Day's impression = simply fantastic countryside as seen by bike

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHERIRIDDELL 4/1/2014 10:18AM

    This sounds brilliant thank you for sharing !

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FRANNIEDID 4/1/2014 10:18AM

    What fun, enjoy

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KALIGIRL 4/1/2014 8:46AM

    Way cool!
So glad you are enjoying it!

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NANCY- 4/1/2014 7:56AM

    Thank you for bringing us along with you.

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FITMARY 4/1/2014 7:34AM

    How lucky you are!
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SHRINKBUG 4/1/2014 7:33AM

    This sounds lovely. . . thank you for sharing your trip with us!

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/1/2014 7:02AM

    Oh, how wonderful! Thanks for taking us along! I can envision that beach and the scallop shells... and what a joy to have a good bike as a rental! emoticon

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    Idyllic for sure. I felt I went along for the journey. Thank you. I hope you are going to be fine in returning to a normal life.

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DOGLADY13 4/1/2014 5:50AM

    Sounds idyllic. I love the beqch. I may have to go this weekend even if it is cold.

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NEW-CAZ 4/1/2014 3:03AM

    You're having a fantastic trip Diane. so pleased for you emoticon

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ALIIDA 4/1/2014 1:05AM

    What a wonderful day and good for you with being so adventurous with the bicycles! Have a fantastic rest of the trip! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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