Hotel du Beryl
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Penny rented a little stone cottage for us in Lenault near Caen in Normandy. We seemed to be in a triangle of serenity. Almost no signs of life in the surrounding villages, almost no traffic on the lanes and byways, green pastures, burgeoning crops, apple trees and cows. Idyllic but close enough to big towns. Of course we ...
We start our day mostly refreshed some still effected by jet lag. Our first trip starts with a trip down to the beaches where d day had happened. We first see one of the beaches that the Americans had to fight at, we went for a small stop at Pegasus bridge ...
... bit of normal foccacia with Brie at the Lidl! A nice relaxing lunch looking out to sea it was kind of hard to imagine that this had once been the landing sight for so many troops!We crossed the road inland and found a little museum dedicated to the French Commandos that had trained with the English and then been involved in the landings, only 177 were trained and by the end of the campaign only 24 had not been wounded! Some of the old ...
... participated in the D-Day landings. He was just 17 years old at the time. He said when the boat ramp went down his comrades told him he had to go first because he was the youngest. He thought for sure he would be killed. He also commented on all the pretty ladies in France! :)) The rest of the day was spent wandering the streets of Bayeux and then finished the evening off with a group dinner. Another great day....ready to come home - miss my ...
... cycling from "Home to Rome", home being Ireland and we wished them all luck as they set off. Sees is a pretty Normandy town, small but with a large twin spired cathedral which looked so lovely in the distance, from the road as we drove through nearly three weeks ago. We will explore it today as we are just a short walk from it and the town (Carrefour on the doorstep). More later, internet permitting!