Normandy Beaches, France

Bonjour! Yesterday we set off on our drive to Sevilla. We drove to Portsmouth and loaded ourselves and Cyril’s old Peugeot (which he’s kindly lent us) onto a Brittany ferry to take us to Cherbourg in France. It took about 3 and a half hours to cross the English Channel and it was quite a bumpy ride due to the weather conditions. Loads of people were sea sick. Cyril had suggested we start eating as soon as we got on the ferry, just in case we got sick. Better to be sick with something in your stomach than it being empty. I happily obliged and ate croissants, a bag of Maltessers and latter a glass of wine a crisps. Hardly anyone else was eating at all. Once in Cherbourg we drove to the Normandy Beaches to see where the allied forces landed during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II. It was the largest invasion force in history, as well as the largest amphibious operation ever to take place. After that we headed south for a few hours and stopped at Argentan overnight at Hotel Le Donjon which is where we are now. Today we will be driving further south and visiting Gargilesse, known as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Au revoir for now.

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