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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... of the beach as it was 2 by now, watching the world go by. A much sunnier day than yesterday meant the beach was pretty busy but still nothing like a British packed coast on a sunny day. We watched the sand yachts and the swimmers and didn't envy them the cold Atlantic! We took our regular route back up the steep slopes to camp (reminiscent of Robin Hood's Bay on this path!) via a little swim (and slurp) for ...
... I also grabbed a little bottle of French Champagne to cheers my birthday friends. After shopping we headed to Longues Sur Mer which is where the 4 big guns are left from the Normandie landings, part of the Atlantic Wall built by Hitler as a last line of defence against the Allies. Quite a sight to behold. Next we headed to Colleville where the American Cemetery is located. What a sombre time. There are just over 9,000 graves at this site and it ...
... the role these bunkers had in the overall war effort of the Germans.
After spending about an hour at Longues-sur-Mer we packed up and headed to our next destination just a handful of kilometers to the west - Omaha Beach and the American Memorial Cemetery. This is really ground zero for the American assault on D-Day, so we were anticipating it greatly. A ...
... and truly moving overview of WWII and especially the part that Normandy played in it with the D-Day invasion of 1944. The kids were pretty fascinated, which is saying a lot, considering we were there over two hours and the croissant we had for breakfast had burned off long beforehand. It was hard to leave, but we had to meet the caretaker of our VRBO maison in Port en Bessin around 4pm today, so we bid goodbye to ...
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Bottles of Bundaberg Rum consumed 1