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... We looked at the names on some of the crosses, walked to the small chapel in the middle to see the next section of crosses. It was time to leave for Paris.
Back in the car we drove through the town of Bayeux. It looked like a really nice town to have a wander through but there was no time. We bought some lunch supplies and we were on our way. There was excitement building as we got close to Paris and spotted the Eiffel tower in the distance. It was all lit up and at one point ...
... And there were a few blokes walking around in uniforms and a lot of American accents, especially considering how remote we were (or as remote as you can be in France). I realised later that it probably had something to do with Remembrance Day approaching, a big national holiday in France. Back at the car, I gave Elle her first lesson in a manual. She did quite well, but was nowhere near confident enough to drive on the real roads. So we resumed our usual positions; ...
I waited out the rainy morning by sleeping late and only got started after noon, therefore I had a shorter day.
Today marks the beginning of several days cycling along the beaches in Normandy where the allies invaded on D-Day. Once I got going, the weather was pretty nice and I enjoyed the coastal riding and stopping to read the various information plaques. The main beach I saw today was Utah Beach.
An early morning ferry ride brought me to Cherbourg in France, where I felt a bit discombobulated after being in an English-speaking country for a few weeks. I also fell while crossing some railroad tracks at the dock. Ugh! Be careful around wet tracks.
It was a beautiful coastal afternoon with distant visible thunderstorms over the sea, but the weather got colder and colder, and by the time I decided to camp, I felt exhausted. Then, it rained all ...
... Lancaster bombers went down in flames. French farm workers watched in horror as the stricken Lancaster descended in flames but the crash site near Carentan in Normandy had remained undiscovered. The crew members who died were led by Wing Cmdr Carter, DFC, with Sqdn Ldr Martin Bryan-Smith, DFC, Flt Lieut Albert Chambers, DFC, Flt Lieut Henry Jeffery, DFM, Acting Flt Sgt Guy Dunning, DFM, Acting Flt Sgt Frank Watson, DFM, Australian Flt Lieut Ronald Conley, ...
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