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Intrusion | by Jean on The Road
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The cliffs at Etretat are home to a multitude of nesting gulls. And they were quite unhappy with the throngs of tourists who were invading their territory. This one's protest could be heard for quite a distance.


These cliffs were a favorite of Monet and other impressionists. After hiking the cliffs with well-kept paths, my admiration for these painters and their determination to paint en plein air increased immensely. I can't imagine carrying all the equipment they did when they made their own paths here.


Below are a few of my favorite phohotos from this visit to Etretat.

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Taken on August 24, 2011