This Sunday as the weather was nice we decided to test our camper. We went to "la Hague" a short trip, at 60km of home, a nice area "Between Earth and Sea".
A short stop in Cherbourg, the combo arouse the curiosity !
We follow a small road.
We arrive at Omonville la Rogue, a little port.
Few tourists, the sun is here but the temperature is fresh !
"The old man and the sea"
We follow a narrow road now, along the coast.
We arrive at Port Racine the smallest port in France ! Here begin the real area of La Hague, here the storms are terrible with high winds during days after days, with the others pictures below you could imagine what could be a storm here with winds at 200-220 km/h during 1-2 or 3 days and nights !
Following our way we arrive at Goury and his Light House.
After Goury we enter in protected area and his "Ecalgrain Bay"
Formerly there was only cows and a little vegetables, the farmers were poor, the land (ground) is no good, to win more money they practiced the smuggling with the English Islands Jersey, Guernsey.
We arrive at our spot for the night the "Nez de Jobourg" (translation : the NOSE of Jobourg )
The End of the World !!!
Some Rv found this park
But to much people at our taste !
But we choose an other place at 150 meters of them, the privilege of the 4x4, we are not afraid by the wet grass of the morning !!!!
A little walk along a field with cows heifer
And the sea !
We are at 122m above the sea !
Could you imagine a storm here, it's a great and terrible show with his monstrous waves and the wind which fold you in two, the Nature's show.
Some Spring flowers survive here !
This small way along the cliffs is called "way of customs officer" ( in French : chemin des douaniers),formerly 1 century ago, they walked along this way to arrest the smugglers ! Now you can follow this way on 50 km along the coast ! There is a lot of tourists who do it. It's not always dangerous like here.
Today the nature is green and peaceful.
Now this land is rich, very rich ! In 1963 the French Government choose the nuclear power and built here a Nuclear reprocessing plant, there is two in the world : here and in USA (I do not where ).
Is-it the guard of this land ?
Time to dinner, a view from our camper.
After dinner, the hour of the sunset
If you want to know more : here in English La Hague
After a sweet and peaceful night, we continue our way along the coast, just visit the Jobourg church.
Probably the tombs of priests died some centuries ago !
After the cliffs, the beaches
A glider takes its flight
And landed after a short flight
We need to stop our way, the camper battery do not take the charge from the truck, I do not know why.
We hope that you have been interested.
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Amazing photos, of a beautiful trip.
I was in Bordeaux about 40 years ago, and took a tour of the countryside.....beautiful.
That is a very nice Camper you have, and it's great that it allows you to really get off the beaten track, to see those sights
Thanks for sharing
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Great photos! Thank you for sharing your trip. I always enjoy seeing the photos of various destinations our non-US-based members visit. Hope the battery charging issue is an easy fix. We'll be looking for more travels from you.
Very nice Weymard. Love your countryside.
Sorry to hear the TC batteries aren't charging. I don't know about your year of Ford truck, but my 2000 Ford truck did not have the relay for the 7 pin plug charge wire installed. For me, it was simply a matter of getting the cube relay and plugging it into it's socket, problem solved. What happened next is I discovered the gauge of the Ford factory wire and the length of that wire going to your TC batteries, is long enough that you develop significant voltage drop due to the resistance in the length of the charge wire and in my case, the voltage measured at the TC batteries was never above 12.6 volts and consequently to low to effectively charge the TC batteries. That is why I and many others have installed 4 gauge cable directly from the alternator to the TC batteries. In my situation, I now get between 13.2 and 14.6 volts delivered to the batteries. Plenty of information on this subject in the TC University section.
Thanks again for the nice pictures and story.
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Excellent - a lovely region you live in Thierry. I've never done the Cherbourg peninsula - have just bypassed it on the way towards Morlaix. I now see it is worth a visit .
The camper and truck look great.
By the way, the other nuclear reprocessing plant is the controversial one at Sellafield in Cumbria (next to the Lake District) in northern England. Used to be called Windscale before a radiation leak there many years ago - after that it was sort of re-branded.
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