Tuesday 18th September

We started our journey today by crossing the estuary on the Ponte de Normandie and avoided Le Havre as we took a short drive of 32 miles up the coast to Etretat.

We were on tonight’s aire well before midday which probably turned out to be a wise move as all the motorhome stops and camp site in the town were full by late afternoon.

Etretat is a small seaside town with a pebbly beach and spectacular cliffs at each end of the short beach, it reminded me somewhat of the Dorset coast. It was a favourite haunt of Monet and one of his paintings show the sardine boats being launched against the background of the cliff with its natural archway. Again as we’ve found along this coast line it was heavily fortified in the Second World War.

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