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... hold to your ear like a mobile and a narrator explains each scene, backed by music as you walk along the frame. The English version is narrated by a terribly plummy chap; he was ace! Fascinating hearing all of the explanations and the intricacies of the hidden messages. Crazy to think how much time and effort went into this storyboard and still blown away to have seen it... Really made my trip. We attempted a lunch out after the museum ...
... was able to push back our reservation to 8:00 at Racasse, located in the retail section of Ouistreham. The restaurant began to fill up, and the waiter apparently forgot to put our order in for our food, but the meal was decent, and the wine was quite lovely. A brief walk on the boardwalk, and some ice cream at a nearby stand made a pleasant ending to the evening. Off to bed before our trip headed back across the pond in the morning.
... Thanks to my Get By In Spanish book, we were able to get it seen to by very friendly service guys who found, after a good hour of investigating, that it was a broken clip that caused some cable or other to touch the axle. So it wasn't the disc pads wearing down or anything dire.
How much for an hour's work?
Logrono. Rioja and tapas.
Again, a great town with an old part full of buzzing ...
... gentleman said he'd later had the opportunity to speak with German soldiers who had had him in their gun sites that day. The Germans said they assumed he was insane and decided to forgo firing at him since he had no weapons.
Next we hiked back down the hill (no shuttles for us this time!) and tried to go to the D-Day Landing Museum (Musee du Debarquement), only to learn that they were about to close ...
... least not by Andrew's standards!) We took a walk around the old town and found that the cathedral was all lit up with colourful lights and still open, so we checked it out.
The next day, we caught a local bus to Courseulles-sur-Mer to visit the Juno Beach Museum and the Canadian WWII cemetery in Beny-sur-Mer.
First we visited the beach itself where Andrew gathered up a bag of sand to bring home. Then we visited the Juno Beach Museum where ...