Hotel le Conquerant
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Saturday 23rd November
Paris here we come! But first we planned to visit some of the D-Day sites. A sombre but very insightful experience for all of us. There was lots of conversation about all the events and each of us learnt a lot about the events surrounding this very significant day.
It was quite remarkable to walk around German bunkers with huge craters in the earth all around us. We visited Pointe du Hoc which is where men scaled the cliffs to secure an area ...
Arrived at Cherbourg about 12 midday went out had a look around the port the first thing I noticed was the Art Deco terminal looks amazing and once through the terminal took 10 mins To walk into town and had a look around, quite a nice town. Heading to Portugal in the afternoon of the next day docked in Cherbourg due to weather ...
Aug 12 2013
A man of Steel
Last night Jerome put but down a box of unsorted photographs on the table and said: " Well look at this, I have not looked inside this box for at least 15 years, perhaps we find something interesting." Amongst the many pictures we found a few from days gone by dating back to Brisbane Expo '88 –world fair. The pictures of the many pavilions and places brought ...
... and have the entire scene of travel through the ocean projected before you. Imagine the whole "I'll jump. No you won't" scene from the Titanic. From here you divide up and you choose a class. You can go to them all, but you're made to pick between 1st, 2nd, or 3rd and then you get on the boat.
Naturally, I picked third. In history, presidents and figureheads have never interested me. I've always felt myself drawn to the underdogs, the "voiceless" as one teacher I had ...
... of Cherbourg. However, Xavier came up to me, and asked if I was tired. I said yes, because I couldn't think of anything else to say. So, he said that was no problem, he'd drive me to their place in La Hague.
Apparently my family has a tiny fairy tale-like cottage in the middle of a fairy tale village, right across the street from their fairy tale-like shop. I paused long enough to marvel at the complete cuteness of the perfectly manicured Hansel and Gretel garden and ...
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