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... out of the oven to give to the soldiers before they crossed the ocean.
We then headed off to Normandy and hit all of the sites from D-Day, starting with Pegasus bridge and ending with Pointe du Hoc, the US Rangers' involvement in D-Day. It was all very moving and so awesome to see in person. The German guns were still in the bunkers (full of holes and rusted) and the craters everywhere were awesome.
... to see why so many monks travel to see it, because it was very peaceful and there were many rooms to seek solitude.
The French are definitely living up to every cliche, ever. Multiple times a day we see people carrying baguettes around and creme brûlée is common everywhere--and very cheap and delicious.
We decided to travel onwards to our final destination in France, ...
... Hotel Le Brieux (I think) for a coffee, cold drink and lunch which was Croque
Monsieur basically a toasted ham sandwich with melted cheese on the top.
Joined by Pen Friend Annie - for a beer we then walked to a little bar up a steep cobbled street and succumbed to a beer.
We returned to
the hotel for a small siesta before being collected again by Annie for another meal at our French friend’s house.
Sunday 21st June 2015
The day started with breakfast at the Hotel Jeanne D'Arc.....which was unusual - breakfasts vary greatly from hotel to hotel - today was two croissants, a cob (bread roll), orange juice and coffee! that was it! Truly disappointing.
We set off from the centre of Nantes to head the 2.5 hour ride to Dave's pen pals house at Mouelan Sur Mer. Dave has been in contact with Annie since he was17 ...
... after the initial D-Day landings. The Allies needed deep water for supply ships; but the Germans had control of the French Channel ports. The solution was a temporary harbor called Port Winston after British Prime Minster Winston Churchill. The concrete mulberry barges that were used as a temporary harbor are still visible from Arromanche as a reminder of the Allied invasion in June 1944. The students had the opportunity ...