On Saturday, 7th June, we arrived at Caudebec en Caux, another quaint town which we explored that evening, but first there was a bus trip to Honfleur. Along the way the style of architecture changed to that typical of Normandy—
steep slate roofs with small dormer windows and timber slats on walls.
The countryside was lush and cattle, no doubt producing the milk for Normandy’s famous cheeses—Camembert and Pont L’Eveque being two of my favourites—looked very contented.
Arriving in Honfleur, we could see that this was a working fishing port, as well as a pretty tourist town. Fishing nets hanging over timber rails were not just decorative, although they did provide some interesting photos. On one side of the harbor, where we left the buses, fishing boats were lined up and men wearing work clothes attended to their nets, engines and whatever else fishermen need to do. Hundreds of pleasure boats were also moored here and all around the harbor.