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In reviewing my last post, I realized that I had not mentioned that if you'll click the individual photos that are included with the entries, you'll see my comments on the photo. Now it's time to start packing for our train ride to Paris, where I'll have more time and energy to put a little meat to the bones of my entries!
... fine and we were back in Bayeux by 4pm.
Today - We were going to St. Lo and Mt. St Michelle, but due to GPS problems and severe traffic problems, it didn't work out. Pretty frustrating, but we're fine with it. Enabled us to come back to the hotel, have meal and take a nap.
Tomorrow - We head for Paris on the 2pm train! It will be nice to settle in for a few days!
... woke up this morning, it was raining so I just stayed in bed and read DDAY articles and looked at pictures! It was very relaxed plus I had to decide where I was going today. I decided to focus on the British beaches in the morning and afternoon and stay at Omaha at night. (I wanted to avoid the wonderful drive back from the Brit beaches) I talked to the Americans staying in the house and it sounded like our plans were very similar even though they were focusing the whole day on ...
... tulips, apple blossoms.
We visited Juno and Gold Beaches (in the pouring rain) and their military memorials. The tide was way out at Arromanches (at one end of Gold Beach) and land yachts were racing in front of the concrete vestiges of the artificial bridges that were so vital to the offensive. It made ...
... still littered with bomb craters many of which are 20-30ft deep. (See pic of me standing in a crater.) Everywhere you walk there is another crater. Before reaching the end of the bluffs, you come across the most impressive bunkers and gun batteries that we have seen yet. Large impressively designed and built bunkers that housed German troops, supplies and large guns are still intact. In addition to concrete, the Germans placed thick steel on the openings ...
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