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Last night was spent in Le Havre, in once again a free camping spot. It is remarkable but they are everywhere in France. If you want to pay for a real caravan park then you will need to wait until March/April before they are open, so anywho we bunked down for the night after arriving mid afternoon. We took a walk looking for a warm pub or restaurant and since it was Monday, nothing was open. The majority of business ...
... br> We then made the short ride to the Canadian War Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the final resting place of just over 2000 predominantly Canadian soldiers and paid our respects there.
After this we made our way to Benouville where Pegasus Bridge is located.
If you have seen the film 'The Longest day" you will have seen Pegasus Bridge in the film.
Originally named Benouville Bridge, ...
... no passenger facilities but it
would do and would save us the long drive home from Dover in the
morning. After a single drink, I was ready to sleep. We were kicked
out of the restaurant so they could close it and found a reclining
chair in the lounge. It was impossible to get comfortable, in a
draught and with the door constantly banging nearby. We gave up
after some hours and eventually found peace sleeping on the floor in
the children's play area.
... evening air outside. Dinners in France are late, sometimes not starting until 7 pm, and meals are meant to be savored, so it seemed dining was about the only thing to plan on in the evenings.
Friday was our day to tour some of the Normandy WWII sites. Had hoped to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, embroidered almost 1000 years ago to illustrate William the Conqueror's victory, but some traffic delays and a shortage of parking in the town ruled that out. Also ...
... killed in the invasion. Different from the British, American families had option to bring the body back home for burial and 60% chose that option. (My rough math places the total killed at over 23,000. A number that -I believe- exceeds the combined death toll in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.) The cemetery is so peaceful, we could easily spend more time – but our tour is off to the next stop so we are forced to leave – feeling ...