Following the Seine from Rouen to the sea
Early morning mist softens the industrial landscape. The dockyard silhouette of silos and cranes tails away at Val de Haye, where a lone column with an eagle marks Napoleons' return from exile.
Discovery of Upper Normandy
The train edged out of Rouen, past two industrial workshops hewn out of the rock, 'Lampisterie' and 'Exploitation'. A taxi primed at Dieppe, got me to the boat just in time for a weekend back in Brighton.
Back in Rouen
Back in Rouen. Back in Rouen. The old familiar train from Dieppe swept along the valley of the Scie, deeply verdant after weeks of rain, the apple blossom piled into snowdrifts.