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... to check out the nearest boulangerie for tomorrows croissant and the local supermarket where we bought a bargain bottle of gold medal winning wine for only £3.60 to toast our first night in France.....happy days!
The campsite is brilliant, we have a huge pitch with hedging on 3 sides for privacy, there is every amenity you could wish for including wifi and free use of the sauna, and all for only £12 per night!
Day 30 - Saturday, 4th October, 2014
After another 'belly buster' of 'another' English breakfast, it was time to load up the bikes and get on the road towards Cherbourg where we were later to catch the ferry back to England.
But first we visited the World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer. Here 9387 American are laid to rest, a majority being ...
... wait until our departure was called when we would be put on a bus for the brief drive down to the pier. So, we sat! And waited! And, nobody else showed up . . . ever! So, we sat alone! Panic finally set in! The desk lady was still very nice, and she informed us that there was only one other walk-on like us! Everybody else was driving on and they were already on the ship. They check in by their cars. The ship can hold about 700 passengers, but tonight ...
... others were Utah, (American), Gold and Juno (British) and Sword (Canadian).
Altogether, the length of the five invasion beaches was some 80km. 156,000 troops were landed on the first day from a fleet of over 5,000 ships – so you can only imagine the logistics and the planning that took place in order to get these troops across the Channel and onto the beaches – and then to maintain ...
... Louis XVI, is one of the largest in the world.
The road from Cherbourg leads to several fascinating points of interest within the region of Normandy. In nearby Tourlaville, you can explore the Chateau des Ravalets, a stunning example of Renaissance style. Cherbourg is not far from Normandy - site of D-Day battles.
Chateau des Ravalets