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... and boy was it hot out there, after munching our way through a baguette it was back on the road for another couple of hours. This autoroute is empty, lorries can't drive on Sunday's but think it's going cost another arm and leg in tolls!!!! Already stumped up €16 for a short one! Finally off the autoroute,that's another €56! Oh no popped on one for 1 junction ...
We were hungry when we arrived so of course, managed to find the patisserie for a chocolate croissant! So good!!!!!! We wandered around the gorgeous little town, bought a bottle of cider, and enjoyed it back at the van with some baguette and cheese. We stayed at a free Aire just down the road from the town. It was busy, we got almost the last ...
... Honfluer which is the most gorgeous old town with a wooden church and a place that hasn't changed much for the last 400 years. You can tell. It was with total delight that we roamed the alleyways and around the port. The lady in our first campground, where it was pouring with rain told us to come here and she said it was magnificent (in French) and she was right. It's an old Port and in the war the Germans sunk all the boats in the Port. We soaked up the Frenchness of it ...
... We saw most of them at low tide, which is when the invasion took place. The beaches were about 700 yards deep. I tried to imagine trying to run 700 yards, soaking wet, with 75 lbs. of gear, in the sand and machine gun bullets and mortars landing all around. Those guys were really brave.
Tomorrow we stop at Mont St. Michel and then on to our next hotel in St. Malo on the ...
I am in the wonderful Normandy and although it is a beautiful peace of earth it was part of a very bad, sad and unnecessary war.
There are still signs of it everywhere and it seems to be weird to be in the middle of beauty and the beast. There are all sorts of thoughts in my mind especially as my ancestors have started the war and brought all this pain and suffering onto mankind.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves.