Friday, April 20, 3012 — Le Havre, France

     Lying at the mouth of the river Seine, Le Havre is the gateway to Paris and northern France.  We decided not to go into Paris because 4-5 hours would not be enough.  We saw Rouen, Giverny and Honfleur on another cruise so we opted for a day in Le Havre.  We still hadn’t packed and we had to do wash so we didn’t even get into town.  We did go over to the terminal and ended up buying a lovely water color of Rouen by a local artist.  We got on the Internet and heard that Susie is doing well.  What a relief!  It was very windy and cold.  Some of the cruise tours left a few hours late.

     We picked up some literature in case we come back someday.  There is a scenic train that leaves from the car park in front of the Tourist Office for 5.50 Euro per person.  The ship’s shuttle would drop you off at Rue de Paris close to the War Memorial Monument for $8. per person each way.  I couldn’t find it on the map so I don’t know how close they are to each other.  You can also walk to Docks Vauban which has 40 stores and 10 restaurants in about 15 to 20 minutes.

     We did some more packing in the afternoon, waited for clothes to dry and watched some TV.  Out dining room was open seating tonight starting at 5:30, so we will get there early to get “our” table and see the farewell show with David Copperfield and Siobhan Phillips. They want the majority of our luggage outside before dinner, but we can only put one out then.  The other one will go out after the show.  Our meeting time for the shuttle to Heathrow is for 6:10 am so it will be an early night for us.  It was another wonderful cruise.

     Clocks will go back one hour tonight so we will get a little extra sleep time, but we will set our clocks one hour forward when we fly to Munich.  We will then be 6 hours ahead of the US East Coast.  I am not sure if I will be able to continue this blog when we reach Munich.

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