Journey Home

We set off at about 9am heading back north towards our lunch stop in Abbeville. Sorry to say goodbye to the Marriott but pleased that – covid willing – we will be back again soon.

Marriott Vacation Club d’Ile de France

We’d picked a restaurant called La Corne (the Horn) for lunch in Abbeville. It got lots of great reviews online and it sounded exactly the sort of old fashioned place we like. It was an easy drive, no problems and we got to the restaurant at midday. Parking was easy and free just around the corner from it.

La Corne was as we expected a smalling, wood panelled place, very traditional. Monsieur greeted us at the door in his apron – very Renee! We got a lovely table right in a corner and the menu of the day on a small blackboard was presented. We were also given the main menu too which had 2 different set menus in it as well as a la carte. We all decided to go with the menu of the day: 2 courses for 16.5 euro, 3 for 19.5 There were three choices per course. I started with grilled shrimps on sticks and courgette salad. Bob and Daisy both had quiche lorraine. For mains I had lapin moutarde a la ancienne (YUM!), and Bob and Daisy both had confit duck breast. Delicious too. We were all too full to attempt dessert – the portions were large. It was really good value. Would make this a regular stop on our way back now.

After lunch it all went a bit wrong when we got a message to say our ferry was delayed. In fact it was very delayed – over 3 hours. It was quite badly handled and we were thoroughly fed up by the time we boarded at 845. We sailed at 9. Not an enjoyable trip home and we shall complain formally to P&O tomorrow. I’ve already tweeted them.

It was a tedious end to what was a lovely trip.