Ibis Bayeux Port en Bessin
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... our bus came to pick us up, so we decided to find a restaurant to have an late lunch/early dinner. We passed at least a dozen seafood restaurants on the way in to town, so we figured we would go to one of them. As it turns out (I guess I should have done some more research) all the restaurants close early in the afternoon. I don't know if they open up later for dinner, but there wasn't a restaurant to be found at 3:00 ...
... almost describe them as an apple champagne! They are served in champagne bottles (and have one very loud and fast pop!) and the same French approach is taken here as it is to its wine, that is, no additives – it's all natural. They also had a delicious organic apple juice for us to try. We then tried Pommeau which is a blend of cider, apple juice and Calvados. It is extremely sweet and to me tasted like an ...
... near the larger town of Bayeux. This is a small fishing town and we watched some of the boats come in with their catch.
On the second day we drove further south to Le Saint Mont Michel where we visited an abbey and monastery built on a rocky island in the ocean. At high tide the entire structure in surrounded by the ocean and is not accessible by land. This abbey was first started in the year 708 AD! It was also ...
Pointe du Soc was a German gun fortification, equipped with five artillery guns that could fire up to 19 kilometres, which from this rocky outcrop covered the landing sites of Utah to the south and Omaha to the north. A key directive for para-troopers was to take this Nazi stronghold prior to the beach landing scheduled from 6.30am on D-Day.
Wandering around this site there are gun placements, bunkers ...
Cindy had organized a five-passenger taxi to take us to Juno and from there to the Canadian War Grave site at Beny-Sur-Mer. Somehow we were all able to squeeze into this little wheelbarrow and our driver, Jerome – not the same guy as on the bus - took us over to the Canadian Memorial at Juno Beach, near the village of Bernieres-sur-Mer.
The site features an ominous, original gun emplacement which, with other instruments from hell, rained a hail ...