Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sailing on the Seine
Greetings from the River Seine, We have just spent the last two hours waiting our turn to go through the locks that take us from the la Havre Canal into the Seine. We are now heading up river toward Paris. We joined the ship Sunday and had a slow day after the lovely morning train ride from Paris to La Havre. Monday we spent all day touring Normandy Beaches made famous during the D-Day landings of 1944. We were at Gold Beach, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc. War creates heroes, but war is hell. Today we spent the morning touring Honfluer, a wonderful old city still retaining its medieval ways. Now we are cruising to the next port of call. We had some rain yesterday at the cemetery, but lucked out today until we were back at the ship. Now that we are underway again, we hope to see some interesting scenery. The Normandy countryside is beautiful, with cows in emerald green pastures, apple trees in bloom, and wonderful old stone farm houses and village churches. We thoroughly enjoyed our four hours of bus riding yesterday. Au revoir.