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Our Normandy Adventure: Part III

Day 4 One thing you have to do when in France is to try a French breakfast and make it local.  We headed to the tiny bakery in Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer and were like kids in a sweet shop.  The range was quite astonishing considering its size. We picked an apple based pastry and a custard filled […]

Our Normandy Adventure: Part II

Day 2 Caen Feeling refreshed after a great night’s sleep, we set off at around 9am to Caen.  Caen was heavily bombed in the war and was left with just one medieval street remaining. However, the city does not look as modern as some of the others which rose from the ashes.  The cathedral, rebuilt after […]

Our Normandy Adventure: Part I

As I walked along the beach at Omaha, still golden in the low winter sun, watching families building sandcastles and holding the hand of my better half, I could not imagine the horrors that struck this place just 72 years ago.  That’s tangible history and yet it didn’t seem possible watching the scene unfold before […]

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