Comfort Hotel D'Angleterre
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... that honors the paratroopers that landed and freed the town.
After our long lunch break we made another quick stop near the bridge at La Fière, one of a set of three bridges the Americans took control of from the Germans. The bridges were crucial to the invasion. Then we stopped at Pointe du Hoc, where the Army Rangers scaled the cliffs to capture the point. There are huge bomb craters throughout the area.
... and the mountains of sea food and the live crabs! If we weren't on our bikes I would have brought some vegetables as they all looked so fresh and delicious. We even saw Zespri kiwifruit for sale on one stall so we let the stall owner know we were from New Zealand. Tomorrow we are heading towards Omaha Beach further into ...
... of the German bunkers. We could see where the Allies had tried to damage them, but the shells just made small dings in the thick (at least 12 to 18 inches) cement walls.
Our final stop was the Bayeux War Cemetery of the British Commonwealth. We saw graves of British and Canadian soldiers. It was moving to see the graves of husbands, fathers and sons.
After a long day we returned to the hotel for supper and sleep. ...
... basically one hour. One frickin hour!!! We were also told the visitor center would take a very, very long time so...we visited the cemetery, overlooks the beach. Absolutely gorgeous, very well done. We could have easily spent 2 hours there. Back on the bus, we drove to the next stop - instead of to another American beach site, we arrived at a Canadian beach (Sword Beach) ...
... t be there for another 50 minutes.
This led us to running back to the metro because our train was leaving in 40 minutes.
I get really cranky when I’m hot (and boy was I hot), so unfortunately I didn’t really get ot enjoy my 20 minutes of being in Paris, but hopefully that just means I’ll just enjoy it all the more when I’m back in 5 days!
After all was said and done, we got on the train 10 minutes before it was set to ...