Wednesday, July 22 ~ Normandy Beaches, Northern France
We have experienced unrest a couple of times on our travels including protests in Thailand and a rally in Ireland. In case you have not seen it in the news, the farmers in France are currently very unhappy and are blocking the roads with their tractors and piles of manure, making it challenging to get around. The bridges were blocked leaving Rouen as well as all the major highways and round-a-bouts.
Thankfully our bus driver was very familiar with the area and was able to get us from our ship, avoiding all the problems, through the countryside and eventually to all of our scheduled destinations. It added on a couple of hours in total, making for a long day, but we very much enjoyed seeing the countryside and smaller villages.
I’m short on time, so will simply post some pictures from our day with a couple of links.
Sights along the way to Normandy Beaches
At the beaches and memorials
At American Cemetery and Memorial
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for new friends we are making along the way.