Hotel Le Drakkar
Travel Blogs from Pont-Audemer
... The architecture is interesting and varied.
In Caen we enjoyed a wonderful "normandie" lunch and explored the castle grounds and the streets of the city. Very interesting and the old buildings still around are fascinating.
We took the fast bus back which took less than an hour, which basically took the motorway - not much to see.
This was such a lovely day.
We visited Honfleur a couple of years back and it is just as magical now as it was then.
We're staying a couple of days, relaxing and exploring the wonderful streets.
There's very few visitors in the inner basin - we're pretty much moored up in the same spot as last time.
We're hoping to head off in a few days heading west, but the wind is proving to be on the nose (as usual). We're thinking of taking the boat to Caen via the lock and canal.
After exploring Fecamp - which we really enjoyed, we headed off for La Havre.
We passed some wonderful coast line, especially Etretat where there are cliff formations that have been painted by most of the Impressionists.
We stayed in ...
we finally gave up when we arrived in Fecamp; and, with the use of the dongle for internet checked again on the CWGC Aus govt site and there it was, about a spit from where we'd been an hour ago!
Found our family member. WH Ramsden. Left a ...
... D-Day. We had about 20 minutes off the bus to walk to the cliffs, and back. Not nearly enough time to see everything, but it was all we had. The whole landscape is still blasted with bomb craters 70 years later. Need more time......... Our last stop off the day was the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Wow! No words to describe all those white crosses. It was really incredible, and a very beautiful place. We ran around looking for the graves of the Medal of Honor ...