Hotel du Dauphin
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... Atlantic wall, field guns, and memorials. Then you have the opportunity to walk on to the beach. It is the strangest sensation to walk from a museum where you have been looking at photos and videos of fighting, death, and destruction... and then walk on to a beach where children are playing in the surf and kite surfers are out on the water enjoying the windy day. Life goes on, I suppose.
We had a bit of ...
This morning we had a late start as we were travelling from Rouen to Honfleur. As we were sailing you could not see too much as it was quite foggy. At times the ship is unable to dock in Honfleur but we were lucky and were able to dock. Ships can only enter and leave the harbour of Honfleur at hight tide. It was very impressive how our captain entered the harbour as it is very narrow and then he had to back into our docking spot.
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... from Leicester. The craft market was a bit underwhelming, but put us in the vicinity of the beach where we had been intended to land, a pretty cove. We had a wait for our return tender as the one we wanted to catch was full, but Susan found a seat while I queued. Once back on board we packed our bags which had to be left out to be put in the hold so they could be easily unpacked in the morning. Went to bed after the rock and roll show, but ...
... but after lunch we had a bit of a flutter at Trouville’s casino, where we managed to win half of our lunch spend back! It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining for the weekend jazz festival. We watched a great little jazz band playing a few classics (including an encore of the theme from Monsters Inc) nearby the fish market, and took a walk along the beach promenade where everybody was out for a walk, flying a kite, or playing petanque.
... a small French town but immaculately manicured by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Once we found the cemetery, Sandy's research made it simple to find the grave. A quiet moment of reflection, a poppy left on the grave (Sandy brought some from Melbourne), we signed the visitors book and we had to seek the refuge of the car again
Home for dinner tonight, good local cheese and a top shelf wine (9 euro)... Life is ...