Hotel de la Gare
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The trip on the ferry was the first time for us. The crossing last 18
hours. We were for most of us feeling bad on the boat. We had
generous meals : for dinner, we had chips and for breakfast we
had plenty of things to eat and to drink : bread, croissant, hot
chocolate, orange juice... but we couldn't eat everything !
... the D-Day landings.
The cemetery is the biggest and grandest of all the cemeteries that we visited - well it is American isn't it! Its location is on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach.
To describe it simply - it is magnificent.
After getting through the stringent security checks, X-ray machine, wand etc, we spent some time in the Normandy Visitor Centre much of which is ...
Monday 8 Sep 14 - Another foggy, misty, overcast start to the day. 14-18 degrees forecast.
Up early for breakfast and then joined a ship sponsored bus tour to the D Day Beaches – about 45 minutes from Cherbourg. The tour took us to the Omaha Beach area near Colleville where there is now an American Military Cemetery of some 10,000 graves. Omaha was the most catastrophic of the five invasion landing ...
Situated on the Cotentin Peninsula, Cherbourg offers everything you could want from a seaside town in France – manicured gardens, charming shops, and restaurants with fabulous food and just as good a view. As a port, Cherbourg is a maritime institution shaped by early transatlantic travel and submarine building. Its massive man-made harbor, constructed under the ...
... reflected in the water and stars scattered above us, brighter than we'd seen in a long time, everything felt romantic and exciting.
As we left the lights behind and the moon sunk below the horizon, though, the darkness began to feel a little eerie. We were heading straight into darkness so deep we couldn't distinguish the water from the sky and before long we would be out of range of land - meaning we would lose the ability to cry for help if anything ...