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Today we continued our English history lessons by visiting Faliase, the birthplace and home of William the Conqueror. Those who are regular readers of the blog would know that we have been learning a bit about William the Conqueror over the past month with our visits to the towns of Battle and Hastings in England as well as more recently the Bayeux Tapestry which depicts his battle against King Harold in 1066.
Faliase today, is another quaint French town which ...
We start our day mostly refreshed some still effected by jet lag. Our first trip starts with a trip down to the beaches where d day had happened. We first see one of the beaches that the Americans had to fight at, we went for a small stop at Pegasus bridge ...
... about WWII stuff in Normandy.... I should have done the homework last night! After a quick discussion it was decided that she would drive, while I would try to find stuff on the tablet and avoid becoming car sick - a full time job for me! I must say that I made that decision expecting to be driving on relatively straight roads for most of the time, and if I'd have known the roads that GPS lady had in store things might have been different! ...
Last day today..... Today we had a number of teacher seminars and a talk about Operation Overlord. This took place on a high point overlooking the area we were discussing - the view was breathtaking!! Our last stop for the morning was at the Bayeux cemetery. We weren't there long before we saw quite a crowd forming at the front entrance - we soon learned that there was a WWII vet in our midst! We learned that he was a British observation ...
... cycling from "Home to Rome", home being Ireland and we wished them all luck as they set off. Sees is a pretty Normandy town, small but with a large twin spired cathedral which looked so lovely in the distance, from the road as we drove through nearly three weeks ago. We will explore it today as we are just a short walk from it and the town (Carrefour on the doorstep). More later, internet permitting!