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Cathedral of Rouen, France

During our one day in France, Tom and I decided to visit Rouen with the famous Cathedral of Rouen.  The Cathedral is a gorgeous example of church architecture, but is also the burial place of some famous kings.  Tom especially wanted to see the gravesite of Rollo, the first ruler of Normandy, from whom he …

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Spike Island and Cobh, Ireland

The first land we spotted after a week of crossing the Atlantic Ocean was Spike Island and Cobh, Ireland.  It was an uneventful crossing except for my propensity to get sick in odd ways.  First, my left leg suddenly giving out and not supporting any weight for three days.  As precipitously as it went out, …

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