Hotel de Brunville
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Its our last day.Up at 5.30 We moved pitch last night, so we're on the main drive up to the chateau, so that we don't disturb anyone when we drive off.
Arrive at Ouistreham in good time and have our breakfast, while waiting in the ferry queue.
Its high tide and windy, so the ...
... Ellie already mounted and patiently waiting on her pony Dan, and Comet the mad skewbald for me, chewing on his reins and poking his nose into everything. Susan was riding chestnut Lyddie who I rode last time, and Carolyn will remember riding Comet. We got ourselves organised and mounted and rode down that lovely tree lined drive and out into the lanes. The bocage was a bit overgrown, with brambles snagging legs and arms and tree branches hanging low to be ducked ...
... br> All the way through Normandy all the villages are decorated with American, British, French and Canadian flags and red, white and blue floral displays. It looks as though the D-day anniversary celebrations will go on all summer.
... during WWI, red poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime.
... he lives and breathes this stuff and you could feel the passion he holds for the story. Walking in holes created by dropped US shells, standing alongside and inside German bunkers complete with the original weaponry was spine tingling and the visit to the US cemetery was the most humbling of experiences as we glanced over 9000 graves of some very very young men. Another advantage of small towns is that ...
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