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... that was a little more philosophical than I intended! The short version of the story is that we got to Dunkirk without concern! It took us a little while to find a park by the beach (Simone was getting frustrated that we didn't know exactly where we needed to go!) but we soon found ourselves strolling along the beach. You know how the Pomms, when they go to the beach in Australia, set up those little cloth barriers around where they're sitting down? We completely realised why they ...
... here in Normandy. After our time in the downtown area of Ouistreham, and a stop by the post office, we headed home to quickly throw our early dinner together. James and Keith went to pick up Suzanne with the big red "limousine" that we had rented for the 9 days while Martha and I put everything together. Our meal consisted of the following:
1. an appetizer of various Normand cheeses with bread, potatoes chips, and a sparkling wine.
2. A mixed ...
... the place looked gorgeous with Basque beams and paintwork and of course the service was great. That was unexpected.
But I wasn't really happy about the second surprise.
We'd ordered fish. In my effort to avoid anything nasty like tripe and pigs' bollocks, I've been sticking to vegetarian and fish dishes. With fish you think you're safe. That is, until I tried a rather gelatinous bit of fish but had to spit it out.
A bloody fish eyeball!
... moved us between ports and beaches and the American cemetary. I found our first stop surprising, there were a couple of old German casements, I think they are called, but they left all the craters from all the bombs and shells. You have to be very careful or you will fall down a big hole! No falling this time for me! The towns are still finding artifacts and bodies from that time period. They found an American corpse not too long ago, 2006.
... by Donald Bailey in 1929 and patented in 1941, the bridges were necessary to span the Caen Canal. As you can tell, this was of great interest to Neil and I and there was a lot to take in. We moved on round the coast past the Sword, Juno and Gold Beaches to Arromanches, where the remains of the Mulberry Harbour can still be seen off the coast. We went into the Museum there and had the principle of the Floating Harbour explained to us on a map and then ...