Campanile Cherbourg La Glacerie
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The trip on the ferry was the first time for us. The crossing last 18
hours. We were for most of us feeling bad on the boat. We had
generous meals : for dinner, we had chips and for breakfast we
had plenty of things to eat and to drink : bread, croissant, hot
chocolate, orange juice... but we couldn't eat everything !
We hired a guide, Stuart Roberston (of Normandy Battle Tours), for a customized 3-day tour of the area. He was very knowledgable and told of not only what happened on the beaches, but how the operations were tied together.
The Normandy area has seen conflict for many hundreds of years. The latest was the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion. The numbers involved are staggering; ...
... 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.
... and Pierrot on the side. Most of us slept on the ride back. Once back at our hotel, we interviewed Herbert Levy, who is a Utah Beach veteran who had not been back to the beach since 1963. We then headed out for dinner to take over Caen. Unfortunately, our trip was a bust and it was too late for dinner. However, we did find out how to navigate the bus system. So we ate at the hotel restaurant and now are back at the hotel writing this blog entry! ...
So it's been a rather long time since I've been at this thing. It's been a rather complex winter so far. So much has happened.
All of my boots have decided to break - even the new ones I bought in London - (a big up yours to the cobble-stoned streets here). All the cobblers in town told me that they were beyond repair, so I'm stuck with just my lovely chucks that my amazing Little sent me for my birthday. However, this isn't such a bad thing because it has allowed ...