During the exams period, after the first semester, four fellows started to workout a road-trip plan. Among the hypothesis of destinations the Ardenes (Belgium), the Black Forest (Germany), some nearby ski resort or Normandy (France). The doubt about the destiny remained until the very last day before departure. It was overall agreement that anywhere could be a place suitable to release study tension.
Late night in Mollenaarstraat – 152, already enjoying the relief of mission accomplished after the last exam, the fellows got together to enjoy some Belgium beers. A rumor raised among the presents that Normandy was the place to be. Next morning all our primary needs were packaged and ready to go (guitars, harmonic, food, beers and some warm clothes to handle the cold winter were also included). The first ride was waiting and we didn’t took long to leave the warm and comfortable homes (in our beloved hosting city of Gent) towards North-Sea shores.
From the moment we left we could only imagine the rough and cold two nights we had ahead and how the following three days would remain in our collective memory as the most amazing, funny but frustrated road-trip of 2013. Colds healing, rainy and windy days, freezing nights, uncomfortable car sleeping, broken engines and last but not the least, food intoxication with slow recoveries… but nevertheless, we enjoyed amazing sights and gathered exiting stories to tell later!!! It was undoubtedly an enriching experience to get to know Normandy, however in a brief manner. It was impressive the mixture of sensations delivered by this land of unstable weather, where the green grass meadows and smooth hills meet the rough seas of the English channel mediated by abrupt cliffs, and a huge historical relevance that make chills run throughout your spine. The rather small set of images which follow are the humble register of our short but intense Normandy experience, that even against our lucky, we do not regret!