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post #231 of 257 (permalink) Old 17-06-2019, 15:54
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Yes the architecture grabs me and I can only wonder at the ability hundreds of years ago and still standing. Well most. It's a good PR job.

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I went back to 'finish' the Pegasus Memorial bright n early - used full-assist on the bike both ways and managed to leave the campsite with 10 mins to spare!

To come face to face with a massive lorry that had turned down our road (dead end) by mistake which necessitated him reversing on to the roundabout - oops! Once there he stopped and got out to inspect his rear so I'm not sure if maybe some of the migrants had made an attempt and put him off (tho the only migrant I saw was an older man who came and asked me if I was going to Caen - very polite when I said no)

Came up to an aire at Ste Mère Église - €10, no facilities but it's 5mins from the Airborne Museum, telling the story of the 101st and 82nd American Airborne divisions' landing in this area. Stories of immense bravery, cameraderie.... and waste. So many very young lives cut short.

Once again, I didn't finish but I can go back tomorrow morning. Early bed tonight!

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1. This is a damaged section of a glider - it was 3mm plywood, fabric-covered; not much protection.
2. Parachutist steel caught on the roof of the church. In reality it was the far side of the church but they put the model on the square side so more people can see it. Probably lucky for Steele as the square was hiving with German troops supervising the fire brigade and locals trying to put out a fire on the edge of the square. If the fire hadn't happened the square would have been empty and the skies dark.
3. Beautiful stained-glass window in said church commemorating the liberation. The picture doesn't do it justice.
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On the last leg!

I re-visited the Airborne museum this morning and just had time to 'finish it off' before my 23hrs at the aire ran out.

Then I made my way to raynipper's place, stopping off in St. Saveur for a nosey.

Ray n Co have gone into hiding! No, they're out with their regular walking group

Meanwhile I'm listening to the birdsong and trying, unsuccessfully, to set my TomTom up to take a new map (that includes Ireland North and South. If I was just going straight home I wouldn't bother but I'm heading for my daughter's in Dunfanaghy, from Dublin, so would rather have the satnav in charge!
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Sorry it's another church Jan! St Saveur's windows are all relatively new and lovely glass. Presumably the originals were all blown out in the war.
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You’ll be in time for the music festival in Dunfanaghy this weekend
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Had a lovely evening with Ray n Prue - it's like I've never been away! Well, the TT update was a bit of a pain, but not bad.

As I was heading for bed there was a great show of lightning in the clouds straight ahead - but absolutely no thunder. How very odd.

And here I am in Cherbourg, having my last meal (in France!) tho unfortunately not with wine.

I have in the past just parked on the street but this time I've used a Park4night parking at the sea end of the dock - very convenient. Had a lovely meal in Le Vaubun and now waiting to board.

It's been a great trip.

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2. Lovely classic car - can't remember the make but not something I'd heard of before. It won a race in the Alps 3 times back in the 30s, goes back to reminisce with the others and do it all again!
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You’ll be in time for the music festival in Dunfanaghy this weekend
Is that the jazz festival kabundi? That's always good.

I'm actually going to hear my grandson in a musical concert - he's only 5!
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Don't know if you saw it Jean but neighbour had his brand new Citroen camper delivered today and it sits all shiny in his garden down the lane. He will be putting it into our barn for winter.
And thank you. Both TT's now updated to 2019 maps.
Safe onward journey...… xx

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No I didn't see it Ray - I left just after you. Bet he's proud as punch! Do you like it?

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Not really apart from the centre island bed. It's a 2L Citroen and 7m. Pretty average to me. But they use theirs lots.

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There's a dog in the lounge on the boat - thought they weren't allowed?

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