Hotel Outre Mer
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... swelling up and down nicely!
Find seats in a 'free' lounge and settle down to catch up on our sleep.
We'll soon be home, after almost 5000 miles.
Then it will be tackling a MH full of dirty washing, over 2 months post and the accounts to find out how much all this has ...
... towns, we had the massive town square completely to ourselves at 8.00 in the evening.
History lesson over - but the display is definitely worth a visit.
On a much less serious note we then spent the evening in the little TV room watching the Netherlands lose in penalties to Argentina - in the company of a lot of Dutch people - oh dear!
Monday is Bastille day so we are planning carefully to make sure we are in a good location for the ...
Another great breakfast and all the children were brought out to say farewell, even fat French Julian who is there to learn English by immersion and driving Susan and Dean nuts because he won't get off his iPod. A circuitous but pleasant drive without any mistakes around Caen (a first), some lovely scenery up the coast and arrived at Honfleur a bit before midday. It was packed with tourist cars and buses and people, and as it was too early for lunch we walked ...
... of dates. There were stray cats roaming the enclosed space and pigeons flying in and out f the remaining facade of a church.
We also found a tiny boulangery (bakery) and a McDonalds (ya for Josh because he loves french fries).
From there we returned to the hotel and settled down for our first of official night in ...
... 30 June (D+24) over 850,000 men, 148,000 vehicles, and 570,000 tons of supplies had been landed and by 4 July one million men had been landed. The saddest of all is the number of young lives lost or maimed - Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. Today, twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian ...
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