Contixinong, May '03

Iain Lowe organised a long weekend in Normandy. The area's focus on WWII and the D-Day landings makes for an odd holiday experience, but it was a great trip.
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Ixies
Telling Chris how to find his bed
Telling Chris how to find his bed
The bike on the right is _not_ just a scale model
The bike on the right is not just a scale model
Another triumph for GPS guidance :-)
Another triumph for GPS guidance :-)
... mais nous voudrons etre la-bas
... mais nous voudrons etre là-bas
Ixies patiently waiting for me to find how to get la-bas. This happened quite a lot!
Ixies patiently waiting for me to find how to get là-bas. This happened quite a lot!
Mousey overjoyed at having remembered his disc lock
Mousey overjoyed at having remembered his disc lock
A great parking place at Omaha Beach. It feels weird eating lunch amongst the ghosts.
A great parking place at Omaha Beach. It feels weird eating lunch amongst the ghosts.
Mand's arty helmet shot
Mand's arty helmet shot
It rained once, for about 10 minutes - but it was a week's worth!
It rained once, for about 10 minutes - but it was a week's worth!
Ixies inspect WWII
Our B&B's (armoured) courtesy vehicle
Our B&B's (armoured) courtesy vehicle
Adam lying in a bomb crater at Pointe du Hoc Adam looking through a gunnery hole thing at Pointe du Hoc
Adam lying in a bomb crater, and then looking through a gunnery hole thing at Pointe du Hoc
Mand & John playing on a gun at the Longues battery
Mand & John playing on a gun at the Longues battery
WWII without Ixies
In Fecamp
In Fécamp
The 'golf course' look at Pointe du Hoc, created with hundreds of tons of bombs and hundreds of lives.
The "golf course" look at Pointe du Hoc, created with hundreds of tons of bombs and hundreds of lives.
The awesome 'Mulberrys' - Churchill's artificial harbour at Arromanches The awesome 'Mulberrys' - Churchill's artificial harbour at Arromanches
The awesome "Mulberrys" - Churchill's artificial harbour at Arromanches
The German Battery at Longues-Sur-Mer The German Battery at Longues-Sur-Mer The German Battery at Longues-Sur-Mer The German Battery at Longues-Sur-Mer
The German Battery at Longues-Sur-Mer
Bayeux cemetary :-(
Bayeux cemetary :-(
Ryes cemetary :-(
Ryes cemetary :-(
Technology
Routes there and back
Routes there and back
Where we went each day
Where we went each day