Sunday, 4 December 2011
Honfleur - a medieval port on the Calvados coast in Normandy. We stayed in a picturesque B&B, enjoying delicious breakfasts of croissants and coffee each morning. The B&B is a collection of houses and restored buildings grouped around a courtyard which was part of a convent for the order of augustine sisters in the 17th century - visit the website: www.coursaintecatherine.com We loved the bridge: Pont de Normandie which can be seen in the background of the picture in the bottom left.
We drove through beautiful countryside. We admired the characteristic half-timber homes in the villages. George was fascinated by the array of fresh seafood displayed at the fishmarket in Trouville. Sipping our coffees at a sidewalk cafe watching people walk by. A highlight was meeting Dan Bouchery - she spoke mostly French and we spoke only English - a very animated converstation was had and a new friend was made. Take a look at her art at her website: www.danbouchery.tk
I don't think we quite knew what to expect...the stillness of Ohama Beach and the sombreness of the Normandy American Cemetry and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer ... makes it hard to put into words the thoughts and feelings one experiences when one is there.
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The 157th boat race took place on 26 March 2011 - we were amongst the 230 000 spectators to witness the action along the banks of the Thames. The race is 4 miles 374 yards in length from Putney to Mortlake. The current course record is 16 minutes 19 seconds set by Cambridge in 1998. Cambridge currently leads the series since 1829 by 80 - 75. Cambridge won the race last year - Oxford won this year...to find out some interesting facts and figures click here...