Ibis Caen Porte de Bretagne
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... is. Its all rather sobering when you see 9387 white crosses in front of you and each one represents a young man, most no older than twenty two. The monument is huge and there were lots of people here today as its the day after D-Day and many have made the trip to commemorate the day. After a wander around and a look at the museum it was enough for us and we headed along small country lanes until we got to ...
... a Spanish version of the Pymble or Wahroonga- spacious leafy gardens, sunny terraces and shady trees.
So, a day's driving to Caen then the ferry to Portsmouth where we'll be spending a couple of hours at IKEA Southampton getting a few things for the cottage.
There'll be nothing unexpected there!
From the Camino de Santiago it'll be the Camino de IKEA - that wholly predictable trail through lounge furniture, bedroom stuff, kids' things, before ...
... pelted by rain!
Sarina and I wandered around the village, but Lin went back to the dressage. Sarina wanted a rain jacket and we found one, but it was a trade stall and when we went to the actual shop, they didn't have one in her size. They organised for one to come from another store, but it didn't help Sarina at the time as she was freezing.
We went back to the dressage to see the ...
... their related departure points from southern England. Out in front of this are all our buried soldiers whose families elected to have them kept here on Normandy. This is technically American soil now so they must have wanted to have them buried with their fellow soldiers. There are thousands buried here each marked with a marble headstone and cross or Star of David. Every grave perfectly in line with the next. After we reflected at the cemetery we headed over to ...
... crepe and another restaurant for a sweet crepe.
We were intending to buy a pastry or dessert from a bakery but realised that everything was closed so we ended up at another crepe restaurant. For some reason there are heaps of crepe restaurants and pizza places in Bayeux.
It is now 10pm and it is still light outside! I can't seem to get used to the fact that the sun doesn't set until 11 or 12pm.