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... Bruce, Annelle, and I walked over to Gunwharf Quay, a big tourist place on the harbor. We had a lemonade, browsed a few shops, scoped out the Maritime Museum, and bought sandwiches and fruits at the market day stalls in the heart of town. We boarded the ferry in midafternoon for the 6 hour crossing. I was worried about seasickness, but the ferry is as smooth as the ...
... was able to push back our reservation to 8:00 at Racasse, located in the retail section of Ouistreham. The restaurant began to fill up, and the waiter apparently forgot to put our order in for our food, but the meal was decent, and the wine was quite lovely. A brief walk on the boardwalk, and some ice cream at a nearby stand made a pleasant ending to the evening. Off to bed before our trip headed back across the pond in the morning.
... Thanks to my Get By In Spanish book, we were able to get it seen to by very friendly service guys who found, after a good hour of investigating, that it was a broken clip that caused some cable or other to touch the axle. So it wasn't the disc pads wearing down or anything dire.
How much for an hour's work?
Logrono. Rioja and tapas.
Again, a great town with an old part full of buzzing ...
... at the grocery store down the street from the hotel.So i was ready if i got hungry.
At the Caen train station I was met with other Normandy travelers, my name on a big sign. Our guide was Patrice and my other travelers were a couple from Arizona, Kansas City and Brazil. A good mix. I also met a fellow Decatur, Illinois couple at the Caen Memorial.
As we arrived at the Caen Memorial I saw my second rainbow! As you will remember I saw ...
... which all airborne troops wore on their upper arms and Ranville Bridge which became known as Horsa Bridge after the gliders and their pilots who conveyed the troops to the area. The first house liberated on that day was the Café Gondrée, owned by Georges and Thérèse Gondrée. Their daughter,Arlette, 4 years old at the Liberation, is the actual owner today! The Café immediately became a field hospital and the family sheltered many ...