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3 months ...................................... adventure - explore - challenge

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hedgehogs and Pear Drops!!!!

With a rocky night's sleep due to Geoff snoring and a curious hedgehog setting off the motion sensor light in the garden, we arose at the ungodly hour of 5am to board our ferry to Calais.  After a smooth journey, including a lovely sunrise, we arrived to find a very foggy Calais.  After an hour of zero visibility the sun brazened through the mists and we were treated to a gloriously sunny journey, through surprisingly pleasant countryside and empty roads. VIVE LA FRANCE!!! Our spirits kept high with some cracking tunes on the ipod, a picnic lunch in the sun and a tin of pear drops until we reached Mulhouse at a respectable hour of 5pm

Our Hotel du Musee was pretty good and after check-in and a quick top and tail to freshen up, we walked into Mulhouse to see what it had to offer.  We were not disappointed with a little beer outside in a square,  watching the world and a whole bunch of yellow trams go by.  Neither were we disappointed with the town which had some typically French architecture also decorated with murals, a fountain and a striking gothic church.  For dinner we hunted out the very best in Alsacien faire but settled with a McDonalds Big Mac and fries.  And now, early to bed after a long day but only after an episode of Dexter. Tomorrow:  bring on Pisa!

Rob chatting up the local talent (look closely)


  1. I'm with you every step of the way....Cant wait to see your pics of Pisa x

  2. LOVING this running commentary!