Saturday, July 07, 2012

Normandy on Canada Day weekend!

For four days we set off to the north of France via a British car rental.   Through sheer coincidence we arrived onto Juno Beach on Canada Day which unknown to us has an privately funded museum dedicated to Canada's contribution and history during World War II.   We were chatting with Canadian's working at the museum and getting a tour of the grounds so we could understand what went down on June 6th 1944,  the whole experience gave my goosebumps a good workout.    Afterwards we headed to Omaha beach to see the famous American memorial grounds with the fields of white crosses along the beaches in Normandy, all of the beach fronts are strikingly beautiful.  Afterwards we travelled west to Saint Mont Michel to see the famous monastery built on an island.  Northern France is noticeably calmer and less populated than England, the roads are wider and they invest a lot of money into planting flowers and general maintenance of the road system.  The whole driving on the right side on the right side of the road was easy to get used to as well, the only time I needed help is when we were trying to overtake vehicles on two lane roads which thankfully only happened a couple times. However going back to England had it's problems as I managed to pull out of a restaurant on the right side of the road and didn't realize the problem for a good 30 seconds when an oncoming car started flashing his headlights erratically.  Luckily that didn't go badly but I'm sure the other driver was pretty furious. :P


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