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Jun 30, 2017 - Arriving in Moyon...Eventually!!

Thought of the day : Like most men, I think of myself as an eel or a sea-run salmon, knowing instinctively where to go... Great crossing - Portsmouth to Cherbourg, leaving at 7.30 and taking 3 hours. Arrive in France with Satnav not working, no internet access on mobiles and, of course, no map! Make it to St Lo, no probs and then the fun begins. Si decides we'll do several laps of town and we try every road coming out (and there are a lot for a small...

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Apr 24, 2017 - Cherbourg

Two nights and a day at sea brings us to Cherbourg, a beautiful port. The port has a maritime museum with a retired nuclear submarine. Unfortunately we did not have time for a tour when the museum was open. Our time here was spent touring Omaha and Utah beaches and the Normandy American Cemetery. (See the pictures) Cemetery facts: Area 172.5 acres Headstones 9387. Including 149 Stars of David Missing in Action (D-Day) 1557 Sets of Brothers 45 Medal of Honor Recipients 3 After Omaha and the cemetery, we visited Pointe du Hoc, the site of the...

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May 12, 2013 - Cherbourg

Today, we drove to Cherbourg. Being Sunday, unlike North America, almost everything was closed. We did wander down a few streets to look in shop windows, and managed to find a resto that was open, so we were able to have a coffee. It was a quiet, rainy, windy and chilly day.

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May 19, 2011 - Cherbourg, France

It was cool and cloudy this morning going to Utah and Omaha Beach but it cleared up and warmed up this afternoon in Cherbourg. We thought the beaches and the American cemetery very moving. Standing on the sands of Omaha beach gave us goose bumps. Normandy American Cemetery sits on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel. The cemetery is very well kept (American money, American soil). Most crosses or Jewish stars have the names of those soldiers buried there but there are some who could not be identified. They are "known but...

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May 13, 2009 - on the ferry!

Wow. Ok, so I just finished my ferry to France. First off, met these really cool Canadian lesbos who are backpacking to... save something? or end something? or bring awareness to something? Ok I don't really remember cause I was hardly paying attention because RIGHT behind the one who was doin all the talking was this giant poster of Oscar Wilde and when she talked her head would bob up and down and it looked like her hair clip was picking Oscar Wilde's nose. Sadly, I didn't get a photo. So the ferry thing was odd. I have mixed feelings. On...

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Jun 23, 2008 - Cherbourg (France) - Long walks and Ferries to other places!!!

The train took about 45 minutes to reach Cherbourg. I was hoping the docks would be close to the station and I wouldn’t have to walk too far with my gear. When I got there I realised it was wishful thinking. I asked a taxi driver at the station where I needed to go and in sign language he showed me. I asked for a lift but I think he said he was waiting for someone else. So off I trudged in the general direction he sent me. It was fucking miles!! Took me 30 minutes and more directions to find the terminal. I was sweating again and knackered,...

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Nov 7, 2005 - Cherbourg, France

ARRIVING BY SHIP From the ship my travel writer colleagues and I hopped on a bus to customs. Clearing was quick and easy, but it was uncomfortable seeing the French military holding AK-47s with their fingers on the triggers. We then took a 5-minute bus ride to the Cherbourg train station, to catch a train to Paris. Fortunately we had a couple of hours before it arrived, allowing time to walk around this small, cute port town I had just driven through. CHERBOURG Cherbourg is a popular ferry port located at the tip of the Cotentin Peninsula....

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Nov 5, 2005 - Irish ferry ride to Cherbourg, France

IRISH FERRY I think our tour guide organized the Dunbrody excursion just before our next destination on purpose. That's because we were setting sail ourselves on an 18 ½ hour -- that's right -- ferry ride from Ireland to France. After seeing the Dunbrody, no one would dare complain. And after being on the famine ship any ferry would look like the Love Boat. FACTS ABOUT THE NORMANDY Irish Ferries uses four ships, including "Ulysses," the world's largest car ferry. We took their Normandy ship from Rosslare, Ireland (11 miles southeast of...

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