|Here is our intrepid cohort from the tour group getting ready to board the ferry from Portsmouth to the French coast. Our fearless leader Judy is making sure that we’re all here. No one has wandered off in search of Great Bustards. Sharon and Yang blush here.We leave Portsmouth behind.
Our first glimpse of the D-Day beach after a bus trip from Caen.
Remains of German shore defenses.
Pilgrims to history.
Re-enactors in the village. We were at the site only a few days before June 6th, so there were many people there who did historical re-enactment. We were even fortunate enough to see some men who had actually been at the landing. Yang and I have some pictures, but we didn’t want to post for fear of violating their privacy.
The American Cemetery
These are craters from the shelling.
The black sheep are there to keep the grass trimmed.
A thought-provoking juxtaposition of peacetime serenity with the gruesome brutality of war.