Hotel le Conquerant
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Today we had a bit of a lay in coz we can coz we are on holidays;-) We headed into the large metropolis of Bayeux to do some grocery and wine shopping and I was so surprised to find the wine we had at my end of 39th year birthday dinner at this little posh French restaurant in the Emporium in the Valley however that was in 2007 and it cost my darling husband $72.00 at the time, yesterday it cost €9. I think I have found my drink for France as it is ...
The trip from Le Havre to Omaha Beach took a couple of hours, we arrived around 11am this morning. It started out as a miserable wet day at Le Havre but the sun was out when we arrived here. Our first stop was the Omaha Beach museum but like everything else in France, it is closed for the winter. Took a couple of pics and headed for the beach. Wow, not what I expected. From everything I have seen on these landings, ...
... Naturally, I thought he was American. As he came closer I could hear him speaking French. We waved and spoke to him, but he got shy and ran to his mothers legs. There were many adults I saw today that wore scarfs with the American flag on them. Some people had an American flag, Airborne, or Paratrooper patch sewn on the sleeve of their jackets. Most of those people were French too.
Today we had the pleasure of visiting Utah Beach. It was not ...
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 ...
... like Juno; places like Gold, Omaha and Juno beaches. At Omaha beach we parked the car, had lunch and had a look at the beach. Hard to imagine what had taken place there.
A more interesting place is Pointe Du Hoc , northwest of the city of Bayeux. Pointe Du Hoc is situated at Utah Beach; elevated at 30 meters above sea level it sticks out from the coast like a sore finger pointing in Northerly direction. It ...