Did you like the video? It does a fair job of representing what we saw yesterday, but the narrative we heard was far more comprehensive. Just as with so many things I encounter when traveling in Europe, the ancientness (is that a word?) astounds me and humbles me. The tapestry is in such exceptional condition after almost 1000 years, it's unbelievable.
Bayeux is a lovely little town. After we visited the cathedral and the tapestry, we wandered about the winding streets and paths, some along little canals. Truly charming.
Our train rides to and from were unexceptional and very comfortable. On the return train I had a bit of a mishap: I had to climb up three steps from the platform into the car, go through a sliding door to the right and then make my way to our seats. The sliding door was closing and caught me off guard; the train was listing a bit to the left so I was unsteady and, when I put my left hand onto a seat back to keep my balance, my hand slipped and I fell onto the seat back. My cheek hit the top, my shoulder hit the hard shell of the seat. I don't remember how I regained my balance -- Jenny tells me she was there on the spot. Naturally our seats were at the other end of the car so we had a little bit of distance to cover and I was very grateful when I plopped down into my seat.
We had dinner at a brasserie near the hotel, clearly a favorite with locals and a good place to gather to watch soccer. It was a good way to end the day.
Today has been very restful. After I woke up and had breakfast, I took a nap. Totally decadent. I might just take another one later.
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