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May 8, 2018 - The Road To Normandy

Day 2 - Tuesday 8th May Found out in the morning that our car park is right next to the Eurotunnel train terminal. That probably explains the miles of high metal fences all around. There were no signs of immigrants trying to get past the fences so maybe the problem has been controlled. We did get a knock on the door just after 7am by an English guy who had seen me out having a look around. He was looking to borrow a set of jump leads as his Motorhome battery was flat & he couldn’t start his engine. As he was due to get the Eurotunnel train...

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Aug 19, 2014 - Bayeux and Arromanches

We did our best to leave as early as possible this morning as we didn't want to be dragging our suitcases through the streets when all the tour groups arrive. However, we did take a very leisurely stroll along the board walk rather than catch a bus back to the village on the mainland. It was about 4km from the entrance of the island to the village itself. We saw people jogging and bike riding along the way, as well as folks walking their dogs. There was even one gent who had something like a babies pram, but it was built for pets. It had...

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Feb 24, 2014 - Normandy Coast

Wow! What a morning. We headed the couple of miles into Tours to see if the TV people would actually turn up to interview us about our geocaching exploits. We had arranged to meet at a car park down on the banks of the Loire river by one of the bridges in the centre of the city. Well we had a real problem even finding the entrance to the car park but eventually found an entrance after going round a couple of times & even across the bridge & back. I was on the point of giving up @ driving on when we found a quite narrow entrance ramp that...

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Nov 8, 2012 - Remembering D-Day

Our guide was Anne Marie and our bus driver, Benny, looked like Chef Robert Irvine from the Food Network.Today was a bus trip to the beaches of Normandy. We drove from Rouen to Caen passed Juno Beach where the Canadians came ashore. 924 soldiers were killed on this 3 mile stretch of beach.Went to Gold Beach in Arromanches where 30,000 British came ashore. This stretch of beach is 6 miles and here we could see some of the remains of the mulberries used to establish the port that was built to bring in supplies. We visited the D-Day Museum...

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Oct 8, 2007 - Normandy Beaches

Weather good so far. We have been driving along the Normandy coast looking at the various D Day landing beaches. There is still quite a bit of the Mulberry harbour in evidence that the allies built off the coast at Arromanches-it was only designed to last 3 months so it has done pretty well

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May 30, 2007 - Day 13 - Normandy Beaches

Jeff here. I do not know if the American Cemetery at Normandy is in the book "1000 places You Must Go Before You Die" because if it is not, you MUST go. Awesome, inspiring, sad, devastating, moving, emotional and truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. 10,000 American soldiers lay at rest inside the boundaries that overlook Omaha Beach. A new visitor's center opened just this week. No gift shop, no trinkets. We spent almost two hours in the visitor's center alone looking at the history and events of D-Day and particularly...

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May 29, 2007 - Day 12 - The British are coming, the British are coming!

The British are coming, the British are coming! This morning Chuck found his butter!!! On the cab ride to the train station we stopped at a Super Marche for food to eat on our train ride to Bayeaux and Chuck found his special, high salt content butter. He was a happy man. We are staying in a very small hotel that was once a private home. The rooms are tiny but very cool. We had drinks on the veranda before walking the quarter mile to the beach at Arromanches for dinner. This town was the site of Juno Beach during D-Day. British and Canadian...

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