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Hi All, On our first day in Pointe du Hoc we decided, after waiting at home for 2 hours, to go to the real Pointe du Hoc. This hilltop point, situated in between Utah and Omaha beaches, was a fortified artillery battery which formed part of the German Atlantic wall in WW2. When we got […]

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As some of you may know, I’ve been wanting to see the Bayeux Tapestry since our last trip. Last time we were in France, we arrived just on closing time and couldn’t go in. I’m not sure why we didn’t stop for the night…lets just say it wasn’t high on Tim’s list of ‘must see’s’! […]

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It was a nice leisurely start to our Sunday at Pointe du Hoc. No-one felt much inclined to move from our very comfortable home. Eventually we dragged ourselves to the actual Pointe du Hoc, a few minutes away. Pointe du Hoc is the point where the US Rangers (a highly trained elite group of American […]

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Hi all, We woke the next morning feeling refreshed and energised. After getting ready to leave from our hotel, we decided to have the breakfast that they offered there. The breakfast was okay, even though I didn’t think it deserved to be called a buffet. Maybe there could be a menu out the front saying: […]

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Hello all, this is Josh’s Blog (my first one!), 2 days after a 2:40 am flight, I’m feeling pretty good. My only question would be, why did we pick a 2:40 flight? We boarded the plane at 2:10, after waiting a few hours in the airport. Half an hour later, we were off on our […]

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Well, I’m sitting here having a cup of tea. Outside of the rose bedecked window of our 16th century converted barn, I can see gorgeous gardens, cows grazing and splendid old stone buildings. Our front gate (I’m told reliably by our resident history expert) has the coat of arms of the Black Prince – three […]

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