Hotel Le Duguesclin
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Its our last day.Up at 5.30 We moved pitch last night, so we're on the main drive up to the chateau, so that we don't disturb anyone when we drive off.
Arrive at Ouistreham in good time and have our breakfast, while waiting in the ferry queue.
Its high tide and windy, so the ...
... surveillance and a lot of families were on the beach and in the water.
There were no shops, cafes or anything, just a lovely beach.
After dinner we went back to the beach to see the lights on the islands, but even at 11pm it still wasn't really dark.
We were joined by 3 other MH's and spent a very peaceful night.
... br> All the way through Normandy all the villages are decorated with American, British, French and Canadian flags and red, white and blue floral displays. It looks as though the D-day anniversary celebrations will go on all summer.
... We looked at the names on some of the crosses, walked to the small chapel in the middle to see the next section of crosses. It was time to leave for Paris.
Back in the car we drove through the town of Bayeux. It looked like a really nice town to have a wander through but there was no time. We bought some lunch supplies and we were on our way. There was excitement building as we got close to Paris and spotted the Eiffel tower in the distance. It was all lit up and at one point ...
... from a trench saying he was surrounded & expected to be
captured shortly. Apparently he was dead within the hour but a Canadian soldier
found the letter on his body & made sure it got to his mother. It’s one
thing reading that x thousands died on D Day or xx thousands in Normandy but
it’s stuff like that that really brings it home to you that these were ordinary
human beings in situations that, thankfully, we can’t ...