Hotel de France
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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'Leaving on a ferrryyyy, don't know when we'll be back again!'................
We were awake early to catch the 8.30am ferry to Cherbourg, another beautiful day with thankfully calm seas as Mandy doesn't have great sea legs! Arrived in Cherbourg at 1.45 french time and had a 2 hour drive to a small town on the Brittany/Normandy border called Pontorson.
After checking in at 'Camping Haliotis' we walked ...
... are several informative presentations with regard to the planning and preparation for D-Day.
After this we had a short walk on the path above the Omaha Beach and the first thing that I recognised was how difficult it must have been to capture the beach and gain a beach head of the 5 miles initially required by the Allies. The positions that we were stood at, above the beach, would ...
... massive concrete bunkers, using some of the most advanced weaponry to defend their positions. The beach was seeded with countless mines, littered with barbed wire and other metal obstacles that made getting to the hills from the beach extremely difficult. Add to this the fact that most of the GIs arrived completely weak from seasickness and fear and you start to understand ...
... stones. The beach wound around to the small town and offered another perspective on the arch. We skipped and bounced stones for a while then retraced our steps up the steep slope.
The main section of Honfleur consisted of narrow buildings bordering a rectangular harbor. These buildings were made famous by several impression artists and, even during our short visit; the lighting changed significantly providing very different images. Also of note, we had an enjoyable lunch at a ...
... presents or shopping or cooking. It's about spending time and partaking with people who mean something to you.
As for myself, I'm excited to spend the Christmas season with my friends here. No matter what we do, I'm sure that we'll have a wonderful time with each other. And I'm really excited for my after Christmas/New Year plans: I'm going to Paris. Though, it's not really Paris that's exciting me at the moment: it's the company I'll be keeping.