Have spent the last few days walking along the D-day beaches. There are a lot of monuments, museums and related sights to be seen and to top it off the beaches are pretty good as well!
The weather has been very varied, changing from warm and sunny to windy and rainy, sometimes during one day.
Don’t really know what to think, let alone write about the history of this place. To be truthful, I think it tends to depress me a bit. Even though the monuments are very much meant to be a tribute to great sacrifice and struggle, they are also a sad reminder of the opposite. Humankind at its best and worst, at the same time.
On a very much brighter note, I have had company the last 2 days. At the camp ground in Port-en-Bessin I met Christoph when he came over and offered me a cup of tee. I had just arrived, in the rain, and was pitching my still wet tent at the time, so it was very much appreciated. We talked and I found out that he was spending his holidays walking around parts of France, for once I wasn’t the only walker!
We have been headed in the same direction the last couple of days and have kept company. Great to have someone to talk to and his French is way better than mine, which can be handy.
We left Omaha beach today, Tuesday, and are heading towards the opposite coast. I haven’t decided completely yet, but I might go to Jersey…