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then homeward

We really enjoyed Paris. Everything about it was great. They really do have the best coffee of anywhere I've been. By the time we left, we were feeling quite warn out from lots and lots of walking. The flights home were long and eventless. 6 hours to Dubai (which was 35 degrees at midnight), then 7 hours to Singapore, then another 7 to Melbourne. Had 5 hours waiting at Tullamarine before getting the 6 a.m. flight home to Hobart. Lucy collected us from the airport, and Bronte made us omlettes for breakfast. It is good to be home, I missed my girls a lot. But I would do it all again - just need to get a bit of sleep first.....

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I have always wanted to come to Paris and it has not let me down. There literally are sidewalk cafes everywhere, with the chairs all lined up to watch the passing parade (and be watched ...) We have seen all the usual suspects - the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sainte Chappelle, the Seine, Sacre Coeur, The Louvre, and were lucky enough to be here on Bastille Day to watch the fireworks. Us and a few million others, so finding a good viewing spot was a challenge, but getting home was an even bigger one. The metro was fortunately patrolled by many police, wall to wall people and a sardine squash into each train. An experience I'll be happy not to repeat. All worth it though.

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Abbie Langridge's Birthday


(sorry it's sideways)
A belated message to Abbie for her birthday on the 12th. Hope you received my text message.

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Cherbourg to Paris

Spent a night in Cherbourg overlooking the harbour, then took the train to Paris. Found our hotel (between the Seine and Montemarte) then went for an evening walk. Found ourselves at Sacre Coeur and watched the sun set over Paris. wow!

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The Channel

Normandie Express

Another (relatively) smooth crossing on a ferry, this time Incat's Hull 057; Had another bridge visit with the Captain and Chief Engineer. The ship was looking good and full of happy passengers, even with a bit of mid channel swell.

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