Hotel des Ormes
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... English Channel. The coast is really rugged. A big sea water pool is on the shore..and kids were swimming in it! Temp here..with a strong North Easterly wind is 18C. Burrrrrr. Further up the sea wall walk, we found a WW2 Nazi bunker. The island was occupied during the war. Old stone buildings are what is left of 18 and 19 century forts and ship builders shops. Back for tea...and to bed. Busy day..glad we are ...
... were so many people who dressed up in vintage WWII outfits. Many women wore USO type outfits with their hair rolled. Some gals were donning Rosie the Riveter clothing. My favorite set of ladies were a group of Americans the sang and dressed up like the Andrew sisters. They were in the parade and part of the ceremonies. There were many reenactments going on, so sometimes it was a bit difficult to tell the Americans from the ones playing dress up. ...
... afternoon we went exploring the area and found another site that was still open, so may try that one on Sunday. It is mainly walks along the front with no shops or arcades such as we would find in England but very nice all the same.
We had thunder and rain overnight, but it seemed a bit clearer after breakfast so we walked a couple of ...
... He's probably got no idea how much that small box of chocolates means to me, actually. We all went to Midnight Mass, which was quite the ordeal and very different than what I'm used to. After mass, we came home and opened all the presents, which is apparently a French Catholic tradition. They're already up, so why not go ahead? Spending Christmas with children was so much fun.
The Christmas mood was slightly dampened by the fact that my host mom didn't ...
... of the way of the harbor in the middle of town, but it's worth the walk. And it's simply breath-taking. There's small boats, big boats, so much activity and adventure and yet looming over it all is a sense of calm as the sea gently beats against the embankments, and the ocean stretches out for miles before you.
So, I'll leave you with the pictures I took. :)