dinsdag 31 juli 2018
maandag 30 juli 2018
arrived in Port de Locquirec in Brittany; our home for the next 4 nites
Monday, 30 July 2018; travelling to our next destination
Leaving James at the chateau 😭 where we felt really at home. James gave us hard copies of the photos he made of us in the dining room, as well as a plastified photo of the chateau lay out. Sooo kind.
photo which James made of us and sent us by email. We are sitting in the room where the war reporters used to be in WW II (see black/white picture on the wall)
As we travel the exploring way, we stopped after one hour at Hambye Abbey. What a lovely zen place this former abbey, situated in the middle of nature is; restored with great taste. We both loved it.
what's left of the former church of the abbey
wooden sculpture dating back to the 15th century
what's left of a fresco
Galette with ham/cheese
Mont St Michel from a distance
'Oyster stop' at Cancale
the port of Cancale : low tide
Around 6 pm we arrived at our new home for 4 nights; the Hotel du Port at Locquirec. This is a totally different place/surroundings than the past 4 days. The room is not as large, but very modern AND with a very comfy bed and bath room. Moreover, we have a balcony with a view on the port.
the way they made churches here in Brittany
stylish plants and house
beach/port in front of our hotel
Finally chips after all these days of cold turkey ;-)
oysters and a great fish soup
entrecote and duck
caramel, apple and ....; oh well just yummie
final drinks sitting at our balcony with a view
Tomorrow we will have a day of leisure. So no blogging I guess.
zondag 29 juli 2018
The American Omaha Beach cemetery
Sunday, 29 July 2018
For a change no sunshine today, but rain and wind all day. An excellent day to visit graveyards.
However, we started this morning with our usual breakfast with coffee, orange juice, yogurt, brique cheese, baguette and croissants.
halfway our breakfast 😏
in the breakfast room
We visted several graveyards: a British, an American and a German one.
the British War Cemetery in Bayeux
On our way to the next graveyard we passed several hayfields
The American War Cemetery near Omaha beach
unlike at the British cemetery there are no names mentioned on the crosses here. All the names are engraved in a giant wall ranked by army unit and then alphabetic by name
the Omaha beach monument, situtated on the beach close to the American graveyard
The last war graveyard we visited was the German one, which is situated at La Cambe
dark plaques on the ground and black crosses
too young to die
We decided to have bites and drinks at our room this evening; some remaining white wine, cider with rillettes and a piece of our favourite cheese donated by James.