Hotel L'ideal Le Mountbatten
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... our bus came to pick us up, so we decided to find a restaurant to have an late lunch/early dinner. We passed at least a dozen seafood restaurants on the way in to town, so we figured we would go to one of them. As it turns out (I guess I should have done some more research) all the restaurants close early in the afternoon. I don't know if they open up later for dinner, but there wasn't a restaurant to be found at 3:00 ...
... Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer. The display in the visitor centre was very sobering, especially when followed by a stroll around the Cemetery proper. Over 9000 souls buried here that made the ultimate sacrifice and it doesn't bare thinking what might have been, had they failed.
Next we drive to Pointe du Hoc where the U.S. Rangers climbed a 90 metre cliff face to attack a Germany gun battery. The battery was shelled for 3 hours prior to the landing, ...
Another thing I have learned about my brother on this trip is that he is something of a history buff, especially about WWII, so he is very interested in seeing all the famous sites. We began the morning by going to the Pegasus Bridge, the first place taken in the invasion by British paratroopers who arrived in gliders. Driving past Sword, Gold and Juno beaches, we arrived in Arromanches, which we had visited on the tour. It is famous for its "mulberries", the code name for ...
... in whilst the Anchor was taking the picture. They really are
lovely lovely people and so friendly Annie speaks a little English - better
than my French whilst her parents speak none (Li Li can say "Thank you
very much" in an extremely strong accent)
Final farewell and we rode down to Kerfany Beach to take a couple of piccys - this is less than 5 mins ride from Annie's house.
a truly beautiful part of ...
... ways to a campground but on our way out of town, we saw a municipal campground very close to town. We liked what we saw and the price was right, so we stayed there for the night. It ended up being one of our nicest campgrounds and we were able to walk into town again that evening.
We love the flexibility that is available to us by not having to make reservations. Traveling off season is great!