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... that honors the paratroopers that landed and freed the town.
After our long lunch break we made another quick stop near the bridge at La Fière, one of a set of three bridges the Americans took control of from the Germans. The bridges were crucial to the invasion. Then we stopped at Pointe du Hoc, where the Army Rangers scaled the cliffs to capture the point. There are huge bomb craters throughout the area.
12 Aug 2013
A famous bridge
When travelling east you come past another point of interest further west was the bridge over the canal north of Caen. This bridge was featured in the movie “The Longest Day” which had been filmed “on location”.
In the early nineties the bridge was replaced and the original bridge placed in a park 50 yards away making it a memorial ...
... I was rather glad that she hadn't or we might still be there.
It had not been the greatest of hotels, but it served the purpose.
Mrs Insincere's man appeared in the car park and waddled over with a Michelin guide to the prettiest villages in France which he gave to us. He seemed jolly enough.
Oh! The excitement!
Last night, late, Nick had booked a hotel for tonight online and we had about 130 miles to do to get there, and I was going to ...
... creeped out, but glad we went, we retrieved our luggage and headed out to the airport to pickup our car. This is when the comedy of errors started. 1st we got stick in a metro. Not for long but enough to get hot and sweaty and everyone's tensions up. Then when we got off the train at the airport we learned that we were in the wrong place and had to catch a shuttle to where the rental cars were. This wasn't that big of a deal except that while trying to take the escalator up ...
... I told him that's really all I basically speak and helped him buy his laundry soap and start up his machine. I think I might have a future in the French laundromat business if my day job doesn't work out.. heehee.
We enjoyed this travel day and a restful afternoon and evening in a beautiful town called Bayeux which certainly has helped ease the pain of saying au revior a Paris.