Rain, Rain go away.

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
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Trip End Oct 01, 2012


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Camping Des Bords De L'Aure

Flag of France  , Normandy,
Saturday, July 7, 2012

We are sorry to say but today has been our first rainy day for ages, cold as well of course, the two go together in this part of the world. Nevertheless we still walked to town this morning because we wanted to have a look at the famous tapestry which is not really a tapestry . We thought we might be a little early but when we arrived there at about 9.45am the place was pretty full allready with schoolkids. Soldiered on just the same, we had to complete our mission. Last year we visited the sight of the Battle of Hastings and it was a must to see an embroidered account of it . It is enormous and extends right around the room. Very well displayed and preserved It is displayed behind glass with lighting in the background. Very impressive and well worth seeing. After viewing the tapestry we walked around the town a bit more. Presently Bayeux is celebrating its Medieval festival. Market stall are dotted around the Cathedral and squares with the inhabitants dressed in costume. A lovely sight to see and we felt special witnessing it. Our next destination was the British Military Cemetery and the Memorial. Awesome sight once you enter it.  The cemetery contains the graves of 4144 Commonwealth soldiers who died during WWII.  338 are unidentified and 500 are of other nationalities, mostly German. Opposite the cemetery a memorial has been erected in memory of those who fought to liberate Europe. So many grave stones and so many young men fortified their lives for the world to be free. It is very moving and a little overwhelming to see so many of them and how they would feel if they could see Europe today. I hope they agree with how it all turned out today. At the same time when you read their ages your heart goes out to their families . The cemetery is very well kept and as neat as a pin , but as we said to each other " they have earned it "  thanks fellows , you are all heroes. Oh the futility of war.
Before we became too sad we walked back into town and see what the celebrations were up to. Lots of people everywhere by now and the rain was just starting. We were going to have a cuppa before going home but decided to buy a couple of cakes , go home and make a cup of tea. Well and truly raining by now, but guess what, we brought our umbrellas so were ok. That was a first.
Tomorrow, come rain or shine, we will go and visit Omaha Beach . Lots to look at there as well
A wet day, and it will keep raining for a while yet ,but it was a good one.
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