What an enjoyable ride today, with the wind behind me for the best part. And I’ve been following the beaches of the Normandy D-Day landings!
The day started off with a look around the pretty seaport town of Barfleur. Then following the coast down to St-Vaast-la-Hougue, another pretty seaport.
Then further down the coast to Utah Beach, and the start of the Normandy landings. There’s so many flags everywhere. I mean there normally are loads, but there’s definitely a lot more this year, probably because of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
In all the towns and villages, on every single lamppost there’s a picture of a soldier who lost his life on D-Day! It’s all rather moving, particularly when you look at the beaches today! You just can’t imagine what it must have been like 75 years ago!
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What a lovely ride and sleeping in a tent at night. How do you keep your body heat with those draining winds and cool evenings! What’s for dinner?
I must admit it was a bit chilly and I had my fleece on for most of the day.
Supper was soup and bread to start. Then Rattatoli with bacon Lardons, pasta and some bbq chicken donated by my neighbour’s!