It feels like only a few days since we landed home after the last trip and here we are off on the road again. Frankly it's hard to stop thinking that we're getting too old for this craic. (For those of you in America - craic is not some kind of drug - it is an all encompassing Irish word which can mean fun or nonsense or this sort of thing - in fact now that I think of it, craic has many many uses). But we'll fight the urge to say it's time to give up and motor on - for another while at least.
So we got off the ferry in Cherbourg yesterday evening - beautiful crossing - I'd forgotten we were on a boat and got a shock when I looked out the window and saw we were moving - and then a stopover in Rouen. It poured with rain so there was no chance to get any decent photos - I love this city - this is our second time for a stopover here and we've seen slightly more of it each time. The Seine runs through the centre - these huge European rivers are magnificent.
|This shop front looked like a sweet box
|Lights reflecting in the rain
Now we're heading towards Germany - as our first night's concert isn't until Saturday we have plenty of time to make it up the country. So tonight we think we'll head for Holland and stop over in Eindhoven perhaps. We're not sure if we've ever been there - at one time we travelled a lot in Holland and then the folk club scene dried up and we haven't been back much in nearly 10 years. It'll be nice to see another architecture for an evening.
|The old centre of Rouen
Before the single currency in Europe it used to be great fun coming home - to leave Berlin in the morning, change currency and have lunch in Holland, change again and stop for coffee in Belgium and finally have dinner in France. That used to tickle me pink :) Isn't silly the things that make you smile. Life's undoubtedly a lot more practical with one currency, but not nearly as exotic.
|Not a great picture but I thought - there's a French car -
pink furry dice, pink steering wheel, pink car!
What else would a girl need :)
As the old blues song says "Further on up the road!"