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Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 10 - FR

Cookie says...
Bit of a hike today. The first stop was to check out the Bayeux Tapestry. It's around 70 metres long and tells how England was conquered by William the Conqueror. I had wanted to see this tapestry ever since watching my favourite documentary, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Next was Arromanches and some of the Normandy beaches. There is a 360 degree film on show there which cuts recent filming of the locations involved with the war in with footage from the war. It was excellent.

Lunch was at Omaha Beach and then we went up to walk through the US war cemetery. There's a lot of information held within their building plus some large maps in the cemetery itself.

Tonight's accom was near Mont Saint-Michel. I tried snapping some shots, we had dinner and it didn't take long to fall asleep.

Julie says...
Today it rained... a lot.

Sarah says...
We parked in the overflow parking again.

Pilty says...
I wasn't too keen to pay and see a couple of random tapestries, but as it turns out the one and only tapestry in the building was pretty cool. They also had a museum part which I would've liked to check out more if we had more time

After watching the 360 degree movie, I was keen to find some heavy artillery. While driving along, we spotted a sign which we thought we'd check out. It was a great detour and well worth the effort. Its amazing how big the things were and their location.

1 comment:

  1. For your information, my last magic word was ingencer.

    Nice shot with the german view. That would be pretty cool. Where's the photo of the artillery?