Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Normandy was great! - part 1

Well, we're back. Our trip was just great and the weather was gorgeous! We had been warned that November wasn't the best time to visit the Normandy coast, but the weather gods were on our side and we enjoyed three fabulous days. Just to prove that I'm not lying, here's a photo of the beach at Veules-les Roses, halfway between Dieppe and Saint-Valéry-en-Caux on Monday November 9th, around lunchtime.

Although it was very windy, it was pleasant walking out there, taking in the sun and the fresh sea air. On the first day we had a typical Normandy lunch of 'Moules Bouchots' and a 'Brandade de Morue', followed by a cripsy warm apple pie and some vanilla icecream in the 'Victor' Hugo' restaurant overlooking this beach.

Can you think of a better way to start a seaside holiday in autumn?



Jean said...

It sounds just perfect to me - lucky you !!

Ken Broadhurst said...

I'm so glad the weather was pleasant. Tell more.

chm said...

Welcome back!

Lovely picture. It looks more like a painting than a digital photo. Could be some background for a Boudin.

Carolyn said...

What a delightful start to your vacation. Good weather and good food and good company.

ladybird said...

Jean, I'm sure you would have liked it too!

Ken, Don't worry, there is more to come!

chm, I assure you it is a digital photo as Eugène Boudin was nowhere to be seen :).

Carolyn, It was great fun as you will read in my next posts.