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Parlons Aventure in Cherbourgh, Normandy

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contains Festival/Fiesta/Art photography.

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm. > journey > europe > france > 20040809-cherbourgh

Lionnel and Regine

Map Vienna to Cherbourgh.
Cherbourgh impressions.

Lets talk adventure. Actually Didier said that, but he just was not there, so I have to come back one day to see him and Anne.

I come to see Lionnel, Regine, Arsene et Violette. They are currently based in Japan, just over in France for a few days only. This is a slot in time I did not want to miss before departing to the complete wilderness for good.

So after driving nearly 800 km from The Hague the night before my French this Saturday morning is a bit rusty.

But then all of a sudden my tongue actually speaks what the brain wants to tell.

Lionnel and Violette
Regine and Arsene
Lionnel carries Violette on the beach
Violette jumps
Helene, la nice Helene.
Claudine, la seure

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At Gee Gee's

The group
Gee Gee's crowd.

But before we settle to talk adventure we eat at Gee Gee's with Mo Mo, Isabelle, Luis and of course Lionnel and Regine. If I may flick through of what we have?

All is delicious: 3 kinds of paté on toast followed by a roast of lamb and fries, then cheese (fromage du lait crù) and choclate cake (gâteau au chocolat com desert).

And we drink a lot, Champagne then red wine (Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Côte du Rhone) and finish Calvados and coffee and more Calvados. After all we are in Calvados Country.

In the end we destroyed ourselves with sake Lionnel has brought over from Japan.

Mo Mo
Mo Mo
Isabelle and Regine
Isabelle, Regine.

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Lionnel, a master of his digital device, sent these pics.

ms, Lionnel
Gee Gee
ms Lionnel
Mo Mo, Isabelle
Mo Mo

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The adventure talk

Sunday evening Lionnel introduces me to Valèrie and Benoit and we talk adventure, They have been to India with their truck and back. And they have been to Africa many times and most important plan a trip to Senegal scheduled for this December via Algeria.

I listen in disbelieve and for the first time I feel it is doable, has been done before and that I CAN do it as well: LIVE MY DREAM.

Monday morning at 6.p.m. I take the ferry to Portsmouth, England, get a new phone card and make my way to London driving on the "right" side of the road as the English say. > journey > europe > france > 20040809-cherbourgh

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