Normandy by bike, Aug 2002 - photo index page

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We flew in to Rouen with our bikes on Aug 13th and spent the first night at Les Andelys. The second day turned out rather long (65km), so we stayed two nights in Anet. Then one night each in Bonneville and Brionne, followed by three nights in Jumiéges where we had watched the solar eclipse three years ago. The last night we were on the west side of Rouen, convenient for returning to the airport and home.
Normandy was great: we've decided to go again soon!
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On the way from Rouen airport to our first night's camp at Les Andelys
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Richard the Lionheart's castle on the Seine cliffs at Les Andelys as we leave for Giverney
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Monet's garden - a view from his studio window
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The front of the house
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Albizia julibrissin
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Bamboo alongside the canal leading to the water lily pond
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A detail of the path edging
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Monet's much painted water lily pond
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Ruth posed on the Chinese bridge - but only after several minutes queueing
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The nastursium walk
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The castle at Ivry-la-Bataille . . .
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. . . was laid seige to by the Duke of Gloucester in 1418 and the Duke of Bedford in 1424.
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the view over the town looking SE
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castle
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castle
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castle
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All that castle-walking has made me quite exhausted!
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The chateau of Diane de Poitiers at Anet
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Ruth enjoying the morning sun at Ezy-sur-Eure
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Coffee stop at St André-de-l'Eure ­ a beautiful little market town
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Moving on
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Campsite at Bonneville-sur-Iton
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Extraordinary church tower at Rouges-Perriers
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. . . and another at Harcourt. This was the hottest day of the week.
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Another day, another picnic! Brionne
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Forêt de Brotonne
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Port Jumiéges
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10th c. Jumiéges abbey, birthplace of Edward the Confessor
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View of the abbey from the marshes
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Memorial to heroic airmen opposite the aircraft factory at Caudebec-en-caux
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A well-designed street in Caudebec
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We weren't the only mad English cyclists in Normandy!
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Picnicking by the banks of the Seine
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The campsite near Jumiéges
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A crooked street in Rouen

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