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... Atlantic wall, field guns, and memorials. Then you have the opportunity to walk on to the beach. It is the strangest sensation to walk from a museum where you have been looking at photos and videos of fighting, death, and destruction... and then walk on to a beach where children are playing in the surf and kite surfers are out on the water enjoying the windy day. Life goes on, I suppose.
We had a bit of ...
... I am dumbfounded by it.
One aspect of Europe that has virtually no parallel in Australia is the many, many layers of recorded history: in the same location. This was so starkly portrayed in our visit to nearby Bayeaux, home of the famous Bayeux tapestry. In 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, took the English throne and is now better known from that very battle as William the Conqueror.
These events were depicted in ...
... years ago, and remembered what a beautiful town it was. Beautiful narrow streets, a calvados tasting, and especially the warmth and down to earth nature of the natives completed another gorgeous day.
I really wish I could dismiss all together the myth that the French don't like the Americans! When anybody voices that very narrow-minded opinion, my question for that person is going to be "What did you do to **** them off?" I will say that the folks ...
... and chocolate cake withe amaretto ice cream for dessert. As we walked back to our apartment we had the treat of seeing the moon above the local chapel. It was a crescent moon, but the moon none the less! We returned to our beautiful hotel, the Villa Lara, and our wonderful room. The bed was ohhhh so comfortable and the sex was tres magnifique! We slept well an comfortably well into the morning when we had to awaken at 7:30am for our next tour: Mont ...
... for the 14 July Bastille day celebrations which are taking place this evening. Presumably so the French can have a lie in tomorrow rather than having to struggle out of bed to go to work on Monday. So, apart from watching the firework display from a distance, they returned to the beach for a paddle.
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