Friday 17th May. Barfleur to Colleville-Sur-Mer. 62 miles.

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 sailors chapel at Saint Vaast

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.

Old world war 2 bunker
One of the many bunkers still visible along Utah Beach

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.

Picture lamppost
One of many thousands of soldiers that lost their life

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!

2 Replies to “Friday 17th May. Barfleur to Colleville-Sur-Mer. 62 miles.”

  1. 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?

    1. 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!

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