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Summer holiday (to France)

For the last week I have been in the north of France with kB, my mum and my dad.

This post will be the project 365 shots from the week, and a little comment, then I will do another post with spares.

Stuck on the road // 23 08 13
We started off the week with a trip to the supermarket in the morning, then a four hour drive to the ferry, four hours on the ferry (of which I was asleep before we had even left port) and then a 40 minute drive to the house. This was a quick “in the car” snap, as we got stuck in traffic.

The Lighthouse // 24 08 13
First day, and obviously we were tried. The weather was miserable too but we managed to go out for a walk in the late afternoon. We were based in Ingouville, just outside Saint-Valary-en-Caux

Approaching Storm // 25 08 13
Another miserable day, but it didn’t rain so we went out anyway. This was taken with my 10stopper filter at Veules-les-Roses.

Rouen, Abbey Church of Saint-Ouen // 26 08 13
We had a trip to Rouen to practice the drive there as we were catching the train to Paris there on Wednesday morning at 8am! It was about an hour away, although we did get lost when my dad decided to follow the sign posts rather than the sat nav – we ended up in an industrial estate.

Watching the sunset // 27 08 13
Lovely and hot on the Tuesday – and it was my dads birthday! We went to a beach that was very pretty, but I can’t remember the name of it.
Me and kB “got done” by a life guard because he was blowing his whistle because the tide was coming in but I wanted to take a shot so we ignored him… Only for a minute or so! He scowled at us as we came in. Did loads of walking then came home and went out for tea, today’s shot was taken just after tea 🙂

Eiffel Tower // 28 08 13
Super early start as we were catching a train at 8 to Paris. Nice day, but too busy for my poor knees : ( Saw most of the sights though : )

Flutterby // 29 08 13
Butterfly in the garden!
We went to another beach today, but they all kind of looked the same – did a couple of “weird” shots, one involving a corn field.

Washed Ashore // 30 08 13
Another beach! This one was called “the Beach of Death” because we saw 3 dead dogfish and countless dead crabs. Decided to just go for it with this shot, but as the tide was coming in rather quickly it’s not quite what I had in mind. Got soaked then had to lie in the sun to dry off – this was the first “proper” beach we had seen all week, all the others were just pebbles. Last day though so no more beachy funtimes : (

On the sea // 31 08 13
On the ferry on the way home : )
Sure early 3am get up to get to the ferry for 430 – did not envy my dads 4 hour drive home after that, and I napped most of the ferry ride and drive home!
A bit mardy from lack of sleep, but looking forward to getting into my own bed!