Today was a rest day. We spent the entire day looking around Honfleur and enjoying the town by foot. Today was also market day and the streets were filled with vendors of all types – vegetables, meat, seafood, flowers, cheese, and other merchandise as well. We spent the morning walking through the various stands and examining the goods. Here’s a small selection:
I also took some more pictures of the harbor this morning…. this time without many of the boats there. Although it looked as though it were going to rain all morning, it didn’t and I think the light was good. What do you think?
We had lunch in town…. very simple, I had oysters to start with mussels and french fries and Rich had entrecôte steak with fries. We sat next to a British family that was vacationing in the area – mom and dad with two kids from London, his mother from Scotland and his great uncle from Australia. Turned out that his great uncle comes here all the time because he was part of the unit that liberated the first bridge – Pegasus Bridge – during the D Day invasion. It was fascinating to hear that. He’s always welcomed as a hero when he visits – it was great.
It started to rain so we walked back to the hotel. As it turned out, it would rain the rest of the day without much let up. Not too much of a problem today because we were intending to rest today anyway.
We had one of our last gourmet meals tonight at the hotel restaurant. It was great. I, of course, took a few pictures of the food and the restaurant itself:
We leave tomorrow morning for Maastricht in the Netherlands. We’ll back to France in another week or so. Our journey continues.