Saturday April 15, 2023

Wissant to Guînes (not on foot)

Thankfully, a couple of days of rest have done the trick and Lois is feeling much better. Deciding that one more day without walking would probably still be wise, we decided to travel to our next stop, Guînes, by taxi (no trains and no buses without going back to Calais).

We booked a taxi for 3:00 and went off in search of lunch. This we found at Restaurant Le Herlen – fresh langostine, cabillaud (cod) in a mustard sauce and tarte á la cassonade, very similar to the sugar pie of Quebec, all delicious.

The 27km ride to Guînes was a pleasant drive through the green rolling countryside of Pas de Calais, even more so as the sun came out! Guînes is best known for the Field of the Cloth of Gold, a summit meeting between Henry VIII and King Francois I of France in 1520, a spectacular event which had little political impact.

We were pleased to be able to meet up with Krishna and David for a drink at their hotel, an enjoyable ending to the day.

Cheese notes: Sable de Wissant – from cows milk with a rind brushed with local “white” beer!

Tarte á la cassonade (and tea…)
Gûines 18thC clock tower built on a Viking mound

4 thoughts on “Saturday April 15, 2023”

  1. Who would true valour see,
    Let him come hither;
    One here will constant be,
    Come wind, come weather
    There’s no discouragement
    Shall make him once relent
    His first avowed intent
    To be a pilgrim!!!

    I question why a pilgrim be?
    When you are more a warrior to me!!!!

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