The Seine

I’m sure if I asked you to close your eyes and imagine the river Seine, most of you would be imagining Paris where it creates the Ile de La Citie and has it’s famous ‘left bank’.

During our short stay in Normanday recently we crossed the Seine a number of times but this was the river in it’s tributary state, winding around inlets, snuggled in the countryside. We decided that we would have the adventure of taking the ferry across when we wanted to visit the beautiful ruin of Jumieges Abbey. It wasn’t a wide stretch of the river but it saved quite a few miles going the long way round.

We had driven the car onto this small car ferry which took 8 cars and as it pulled away from the shore it stopped for this:

I couldn’t believe my eyes. A fully grown oil tanker! It was HUGE! My admiration for the captain being able to manoeuvre the twists and turns of the Seine that he had and would face before reaching his journey’s end. As I have said in another post – the Seine is definitely a WORKING river!

This post is for the letter ‘S’ over at Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe Thursday. Do pop over and see the others!

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