We woke to a very windy and overcast day, but much brighter than yesterday. Showered, breakfast and I took a quick wander into town to see the Palais Benedictine – which wasn’t all that, but it saved me from witnessing Ant making his sausage, mushroom and cheese omelette. Too much to bear after my tasty oats and nuts muesli – eugh; measly as it turned out!
Then we decided to drive inland along the ‘Routes des fruits’ which is a scenic road along the river Seine. We found this campsite which is a bit posh for us and very pricey. But has internet access, electricity and clean showers- something I suspect we will have to see as a luxury when we get a few months in.The campsite here in Jumieges, is called ‘Camping de la Foret’ due to its location on the edge of a national park forest – the only problem being that each pitch is neatly segregated with a thick hedge which you can’t see a thing through! So time (and privacy) to try out the solar shower me thinks!
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins