Arrondissement de Cherbourg

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  • Day131

    Scarred Landscapes

    April 12, 2018 in France ⋅

    Amazing day learning about D-Day and seeing the landscapes which have defined years of history. Feels so strange to be standing where my great Uncle Sam Groom delivered heroes to the beach.

    They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.

  • Day37

    Regen und Regen ☔

    September 12, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Heute hatte ich das erste Mal schlechtes Wetter..... War ganz im Westen der Normandie direkt am Meer, aber kalt und Sturm 🌪 wir sind geflüchtet... 😆 Jetzt am langen Sandstrand, aber kalt 😜🌬️🌫️umdrehen musste ich auch mal, da dieser Weg nicht mehr weiter ging 😆👎die Bunker waren noch am letzten Standort 🙃Read more

  • Day219

    Ab in die sonnige Normandie!

    July 24, 2017 in France ⋅

    Nachdem wir in der Bretagne noch einige Sehenswürdigkeiten wie die Örtchen Trégastel und Perros-Guirec, das Cap Fréhel, das Fort la Latte und die Touristenattraktion Saint-Malo angeschaut haben, sind wir gestern nach Cancale weitergefahren. Am Abend haben wir bei strömendem Regen gemütlich im trockenen Wohnmobil Burritos gekocht und sind anschliessend, als der Himmel die Tore wieder schloss, Makrelen-Fischen gegangen. Heute haben wir in Cancale eine grosse Platte "fruits de mer" gegessen (sehr zur Freude von Corina) und sind nun weiter in die Normandie gefahren. Kaum in der Normandie, war der Himmel blau, die Sonne schien und wir sind bestens gelaunt nochmals an den Strand zum Surfen gegangen. Nun haben wir den Fang von gestern (2 Makrelen) verspiesen und gehen müde ins Bett.Read more

  • Day11


    April 25, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 46 °F

    I woke up early and went to the upper deck to take photographs of the sail-in to Cherbourg, France. The temperature was rather cold today about 42°. We met our guide Frederica for the trip down to Bayeaux to visit the cathedral and also to see the Bayeaux tapestry. The cathedral was difficult to photograph on our first walk-through. However, I was able to come back later when fewer people obstructed the view. The way the museum displays the tapestry is brilliant. The use of portable headsets explaining the panels of the tapestry is very convenient. As one walks past, portable headsets explain each panel. For lunch Glenda and I grabbed a savory crepe, called a "galeta" from a little crepe shop. We got it to go and paid only €4. Another, fancier restaurant was charging about €19 for the same food. We walked through the town, and Glenda bought a bit a candy from a little shop. We had passed the little village of Ste. Mere Eglise on the way to Bayeaux. I had attempted to catch a photo of the mannequin dressed as a paratrooper hanging from the steeple. This display has been maintained by the church since John Steele hung by his parachute there during the D-Day invasion in 1944. Glenda asked whether it might be possible to slow down as we passed. Our guide Frederica and our driver Manuela said they could drive through the town and give us a brief photo stop. I got great photos of the outside of the church and of the paratrooper display. We returned to our ship at 4 pm and went for dinner at the Chef's Table at 6 pm. The culinary theme for tonight is "Salty and Sweet," and the cooks outdid themselves in preparing a creative masterpiece of a menu. Later tonight we will see a show featuring some musical hits from Broadway. All in all, I think this may be one of the more memorable days of my life.Read more

  • Day174

    Utah Beach Normandy

    April 19, 2017 in France ⋅

    First stop on our visit to the D Day sites.

  • Day10

    Camping la Gallouette

    September 14, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Mit unserem neuen Platz direkt am Meer haben wir Glück gehabt. Ruhig und schön direkt am Wasser gelegen bietet er hervorragende Möglichkeiten die Umgebung mit dem Fahrrad zu erkunden. Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue ist ein schöner Ort mit einem interessantem Hafen mit vorgelagerter und mit dem Amphibien Fahrzeug erreichbare Museumsinsel. Einige sonnige und erholsame Tage liegen vor uns.Read more

  • Day2

    Kajüte bezogen

    June 20, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Frisch geduscht 🛁 und aufgetankt 🍷🍷😁🤩 Grüße an alle Follower 😘 bis morgen in Rosslare

  • Day50

    J+48 Les plages de la liberté

    October 5, 2016 in France ⋅

    Utah Beach
    D-Day 6 Juin 1944
    H-Hour 06h30

    Pas de vélo aujourd'hui, j'ai préféré échanger l'effort physique contre un effort de mémoire...
    Visite de Omaha beach, du cimetière Americain, de Utah beach, et du musée du Débarquement.
    Journée très émouvante.

  • Day19


    August 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Port town heavily bombarded and where the German destroyed the port before surrender. There is a rotating bridge across the harbor. The first two pics are taken from there, one looking seaward, the second looking into the port/marina. The others are street scenes in the old town

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Arrondissement de Cherbourg

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