Yesterday I accompanied Dave to his work – a bicycle tour guide! Where we both have commutes through heavy traffic, I think my daily cycle to work was somewhat different to Dave’s. Mine – an old tram route across Glasgow, the most interesting sights probably being a small park, the murky waters of the river Clyde and… well, that’s it. Dave’s – a dash through a sea of slow moving cars, around Bastille Monument, along the banks of the Seine, past Notre Dame, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Place de la Concorde, Assembly National, Pont Alexandre III, Les Invalides and finally by the Eiffel Tower! No wonder he never complains about going to work!
We met today’s bunch of tourists at one of the many massive stations in the centre of Paris and escaped from the hustle and bustle of the city into Normandy and to the quiet town of Vernon for the day.
Despite the rain it was an awesome day. Having lunch by the banks of the Seine, and cycling along to Monet’s house and his gardens.
Like walking through a living work of art, Monet designed all the gardens and planted most of it himself too, until he was too old to do the work himself. Pretty cool doing something a bit different – and getting an €85 tour for free! Cheers Dave!