Fasthotel Caen Memorial
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... in batches, as each bus was already full by the time they reached us at the last stop before the I abbey, so only a few could squeeze on at once. Alternatively, there is also a walking platform from the village to the abbey, but that would take at least an hour and we weren't given that option. Eventually we all gathered and started the "200 or 300" step climb to the top (it was 357). We passed the cemetery where the guide told us everyone who lives on ...
... out in a u-shaped room; upon entering the room, you are handed an audio device that tells the story depicted on the tapestry. it is very timely as you walk slowly along listening to the story and the details of the pictures - while it is continuous, there are 57 "segments" that are numbered above (on the tapestry itself) that allow you to keep up with the narrative. It was easier to understand the pictures than it was the hieroglyphics we saw in Egypt. So, what is the story ...
... beaches themselves and showed us the remnants of these installations. Throughout this, he was also telling us the stories and painting the picture for us of what the soldiers faced.
On Gold Beach, I had to take a picture of two elderly women sitting in their wheel chairs on the beach and playing cards!
We then went to the American Cemetery, which is where the Germans were placed above Omaha Beach. So you looked down and ...
... bought dinner/picnic. Salami. Mustard, baguettes, cider, isigny ste mere cheese. We walked around a bit and saw the Notre dame cathedral here. Tomorrow a tour of the dday beaches. Maybe we will see Obama or Putin. We have a condo at a senior residence, really nice huge 2 br place! It's 9 pm and the sun looks like its high ...
Different Beers tasted 21
Bottles of Bundaberg Rum consumed 1