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After the cathedral, we went to the tapestry museum. Again, Jon waited whilst I went in (his insistence!) What a joy and a wonder! I remember learning about the Bayeux Tapestry at school and drawing Harold with his arrow in his eye. To stand and see the actual cloth... It was an amazing moment. The museum is so well done. The tapestry is stretched out in a darkened corridor, illuminated behind glass. Each visitor has an audio guide ...
... 8211; the tracks led them directly to the 5 guns that were camouflaged and hidden, still aimed at their respective beaches and ready for an Allied landing. No German soldiers were guarding them (they thought their camouflage job was good enough evidently?) so they threw grenades in the barrels and successfully completed the mission. It’s guaranteed that we didn’t do that story justice just now, but it’s just a small taste of the many inspiring stories we ...
... via a number of very ******** battles. Very interesting, indeed.
We wrapped up our trip to Bayeux with a visit to the beautiful cathedral in the center of town. By this time the kiddos were pretty knackered, so we couldn't really do it justice, but we still came away impressed.
Along the way, we came upon a prominently posted sign that clearly indicated that it was legally REQUIRED to hold ...
We took a slow run up to Caen and then onto Bayeux.
9 euros each (no discount for senior citizens) gave us a wonderful experience of the Bayeux Tapestry. The commentary takes you through the whole story at a good pace but with good pointers to certain parts of the pictures. Loved it!
Then on to the cathedral. This week has been a real stained glass fest. Again, some ...
... some huge shrimp and I tried skate. It was kind of weird, but in a good way. For desert we finished up our two "c's" with camembert and calvados. Actually Ken ordered a scotch and I ordered the calvados, which is a liquor made from Normandy apples. When we got the drinks we actually couldn't tell the difference between the scotch and calvados. That doesn't say much for Ken's scotch tasting skills!
Tomorrow is a D-Day kind of day. ...