Ibis Cherbourg La Glacerie
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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'Leaving on a ferrryyyy, don't know when we'll be back again!'................
We were awake early to catch the 8.30am ferry to Cherbourg, another beautiful day with thankfully calm seas as Mandy doesn't have great sea legs! Arrived in Cherbourg at 1.45 french time and had a 2 hour drive to a small town on the Brittany/Normandy border called Pontorson.
After checking in at 'Camping Haliotis' we walked ...
... are several informative presentations with regard to the planning and preparation for D-Day.
After this we had a short walk on the path above the Omaha Beach and the first thing that I recognised was how difficult it must have been to capture the beach and gain a beach head of the 5 miles initially required by the Allies. The positions that we were stood at, above the beach, would ...
Today we drove to La Rochelle to find somewhere new to stay. We ended up in a parking lot near the town centre, which we explored later on in the day. Whilst we was in the village centre, we went to visit all the market stalls, got some sweets and went to a fancy ice cream parlour called 'Earnests'. From here we explored the port into which fishermen bought their ...
... people kept pushing closer and closer. It was almost like everyone had to see the Americans who just "liberated" them. I left St Mere Eglise with 2 options: either call it a day or go to Arromanches. Got to go hardcore while I can! I drove to arromanches and I will not lie, I got lost. A lot. A LOT. There was one point when I was just driving around the plains and just hoping I would run into the city. I only got lost because the stupid police kept changing the ...
... built into the hills that are visible from the beach.
The American Cemetery is beautiful and sobering. It made me proud of what those soldiers did and made me wish that I could rid the world of war.
I think Josiah enjoyed his Birthday. Our guide even arranged ahead for there to be cake (a delicious Black Forest cake) at lunch and gave him a book on the 82nd Airborne for a gift. It was so nice!
Happy Birthday, Josiah. I love you so ...