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Travel Blogs from Caen
Admittedly, I knew very little about the details of D-Day before my visit to Caen. I knew which countries were involved and its significant impact on WWII; I also knew some technical details about how the timing of the shore approach was constrained by onshore waves (thanks to an oceanographic lecture by Walter Munk). But that was the extent of my …
... for the car (Diesel)
15 for the stoves (Unleaded)
Kilometres Driven 23,709 kms
13th, 14th and 15th September - We spent 3 days in Normandy which is in North/Western France. Here we went to Etretat which is on the beach and has white cliffs like across the channel in England. I guess this is where the land may have broken up over millions of years ago? It was very windy ans cold and we walked up to the top of the cliffs and the view was great.
We stayed near the beach at Port-en-Bessin Huppain ...
... in WWII the Allies landed first in 1943 to free France and then stopped the war in 1945. I liked playing on the beach and drawing a large man with my brothers.
We also visited a museum which had tanks, cars and all sorts of items from that landing. A bit boring for me.
Day 21, 22 & 23 (13th, 14th and 15th September) - We spent 3 days in Normandy which is in North/Western France. Here we went to Etretat which is on the beach and has white cliffs like across the channel in Dover England. It was very windy and cold and we walked up to the top of the cliffs and the view was great.