Cars and Witches Hats, D-Day Beaches
Trip Start Jul 02, 2006
85Trip End Mar 02, 2007
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We dashed down to Mount St Michel on the first morning. Now similar to castles I have seen a lot, and I mean a lot, of churches in the last months but this chuch perched up on a plateau on a small island was something else. From there it has been a couple of days of solid history and truely moving sites. It is impossible to describe the feeling you get from standing on the beaches and bridges that men gave so much for and think about the sacrifices so many of them an their families endured. Indeed it makes you look very humbly on any of your own problems. Of the sites the Point De Hoc, the enormous American war cemetary on Omaha beach and the Aromaches 360 degree cinema were standouts - all of which just left me silent and completely consumed.
So today we are off towards Ypres to see the service at the Mennin Gate, a tribute to the 50 000 plus Commonwealth soldiers who bodies were never found during WWI and then to Dendermonde for a few drinks and the brilliant hospitality of Quincey and Sofie.