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... estuary wall and looked at some public gardens. The first a pretty space with lots of play equipment for children, the second a Jardin de Personallities with boat gardens... little hedged enclosures in the shape of boats, with different plantings and a bust of famous people who have called Honfleur home, and a plaque to tell why they were important. Fortunately in English and French. Really interesting and a lovely idea, all these garden boats heading out to ...
Such a cute little seaside town. It was storybook cute. We ambled around and looked in the churches and little stores and found a place for Sunday lunch. It was lovely to sit by the seaside and enjoy the atmosphere and company. Honfleur is known for it's seafood and most of us ordered the local delicacy of muscles and fries with an appetizer of prawns. Daniel had been looking ...
We finally made the beaches and it was a wonderful experience. The place was buzzing with people, still enjoying the celebrations of the 70 year anniversary. Ian got to walk onto sword beach and we tipped out toes into the sea. The beach was packed with people lying it the sun, taking a stroll or taking a swim. It was actually chaos around the beaches and we didn't stay long, just long enough to see the beaches. I'm going to sign off now as Ian is wanting to blog, seeing it's ...
We got going at 8:00 am. Went to Pegasus Bridge where the allies landed in Gliders on June 5/6. We visited the Ardennes Abbey where 20 Canadian soldiers (P.O.W.) were executed. Next stop was Aramage. Had lunch at Juno Beach. Walked Juno Beach, met many interesting people. We met a Royal Canadian Navy Sailor who was the first in on a mine sweeper. He sat off shore and witnessed the invasion. He was with his family and it was very emotional for ...
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Is there a real Lady d'Arbanville - we heard Cat Stevens singing the song.
Why did I wrote down Yom Kippur? Have we seen a lot of Jewish places on our travels. Or is it maybe that day in the Jewish ...
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