Weather’s good – Sports Day is on!
The 70th Anniversary was still in full swing in the first liberated French town. Big bands on stage, exciting attractions in the museum and ice cream! It was a great day. Now we’re coming home!
After witnessing the historic and fascinating Bayeux Tapestry, which the children were all enthral led by, we went to Arromanche, where false harbours (called Mulberry Harbours) were made to affect a landing in France. Some remain to this day.
As part of the 70th Anniversary celebrations we were amazed by the Red Arrows fly-over and lucky to meet Charlie, a veteran who told us his story – he landed on the beaches during D-Day and was wounded in action further inland. The bullet could not be removed and he carries it with him to this day. It was humbling; he told the children he was pleased to meet such beautiful people. We owe him and others like him, a great deal.
It took forever, but here it is.
Good morning from Normandy!
Thank you for your patience with the blog. Uploading photos and videos I want to share has been disappointing because of little 3G or Wifi. Our time is also spent making sure the children are looked after properly, so please forgive delays.
We’re en route to Bayeux now, and (fingers crossed) should be able to send you pictures later this afternoon.
Here’s our weather again:
Good morning! The children are all
breakfasted and looking forward to Mont St. Michel. They have been so well behaved and we’re really proud of them.
The video from yesterday is taking a long time to upload given the lack of 3G and Wifi in places. Please be patient! I’ll blog some images from Mont St Michel while you’re waiting.
It’s a beautiful sunny day… See you later!