Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome
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... It was cozy and warm and we had the opportunity to charge our phones. We spent a few hours there having a couple of drinks and keeping warm and it was quaint and lovely. Phone charged, we got up to leave then the owner told his wife to get us another drink. Brendan went to the bar to pay only for the owner to say "non", he was buying us a drink. The sweetest thing, I think he liked us. We can honestly say ...
... got some cabs to take us to Bayeux where we would stay for the next two days. We stayed at the Churchill Hotel which was very quaint. For some reason, Bayeux was never bombed by the Allies and it was the first town that was liberated by the Allies. The hotel is filled with black and white pictures (signed) of various people that were involved with D-Day. The Band of Brothers picture is there signed by all of them. The innkeeper had many stories to tell of the pictures. As it is ...
... no passenger facilities but it
would do and would save us the long drive home from Dover in the
morning. After a single drink, I was ready to sleep. We were kicked
out of the restaurant so they could close it and found a reclining
chair in the lounge. It was impossible to get comfortable, in a
draught and with the door constantly banging nearby. We gave up
after some hours and eventually found peace sleeping on the floor in
the children's play area.
... being between TWO roads, and... bingo - one of them comes up on Google earth. The next problem is that Bayeux has a complex one-way system and the Aire is on a road off the ring-road, but it's one-way out , not in.
I finally make sense of it all and do a sketch map, and off we go!
We approach the ring road from ...
... It was low tide so it was easier to see how large the beach really was. Omaha beach was in the American sector and it was one of the deadliest sectors on that day.
We then headed to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. There are over 9,000 graves there from 1944. It was huge. They also have a wall of the missing where they put a pin next to a person’s name when they find a body. They also have graves of unknown soldiers throughout all the ...