Chateau de Vouilly
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... maintained. It overlooks Omaha beach and as the tide was out I got a better idea of what took place on 6 June 1944. It is obvious the Americans hold their war dead in such high esteem, the grounds are pristine and there is not a thing out of place. If you could call a graveyard beautiful, then this place is beautiful. Time for a pit stop back at our apple orchard again for the night before we head to Le Mont St Michel tomorrow. It was a wonderful ...
... 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 ...
Our next stop was the very picturesque town of Port en Bissen, near Arromanches. Which was more or less untouched by WW2. We stayed at an Aire above the town, in the morning we visited Arromanches another WW2 site here we saw a film about the "landings" in a 360 degree cinema. This was very difficult to watch, at the beginning you saw the excited faces of the young men going off to war but very quickly their expressions changed dramatically!!
On the lighter side Stephen ...
... Finally, we came upon a beach on the eastern side of town that, for whatever reason, had mountains of scallop shells. In some places, the shells were three feet deep! Vero in particular went a bit crazy collecting them and came back home with a tidy bundle, which she plans on taking back to her classroom.
Happy Father's Day to my Dad and to all dads reading this!
... glass. Such deep bright colours.
And then shopping. A real town. Shops selling everything - what a treat.
We decided to move to Arromanches to an aire by a sports centre. We have walked down to the beach and seen the mulberry harbour - we think that is what it's called. Will go down again in the morning to take photos.
It's Halloween and we are expecting it to be ...