Chateau de Flottemanville
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Hello! Today we are in Cherbourg France. We were alongside at around 7am this morning. Clearance was established shortly afterwards. The gangways were on decks 6 and 5. When we woke up, the starboard was to quay meaning that our side had a lovely view of the car ferries... There was an IOW ferry in dry dock for repairs actually. We had breakfast at the buffet and eventually headed ashore after my mother had used every toilet on the ...
We decided to tour some of the Normandy beaches. Nothing prepares you for the sadness surrounding you. You feel the pain yet at the same time feel humble, proud and yet empty in the stomach. So many lives lost. Brave soldiers who gave up their lives for us. My stomach in knots hurting for the horror ...
... It is so hard to imagine what went on back then, there's no balloons in the skies, no ships just off shore, no blood in the water, no cries for help, no bullets flying and no bodies falling, it is truly surreal. We jumped back in Fifi and continued along the road to the bunker that the boys first captured and spent a while there reading the information, taking some pics and once again reflecting what was so long ...
... for those of you that may not know about Omaha Beach - this and Utah Beach were the two prinicipal landings the Americans made on June 6, 1944, with the intention of shifting the balance of power in the war over to the Allies. It worked, but only after nearly 4,000 American GIs lost their lives at the landing on Omaha Beach. The Germans had the high ground and were ...
... I experienced the crazy Brit driver but other than that the French can drive! Even though I seemed to complain a lot about the traffic, I really did not mind it except for Saturday. I knew there was going to be a lot of people here and I embraced it and made sure I had snacks and other entertainment with me! As for dday celebrations, words cannot accurately describe my experience. As my Dad said last night, I just crossed off a huge part of my bucket list this week. I ...