It was a long day, but interesting to see the Normandy beaches made famous by the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. Our tour guide was Amelié (a very French name, and she spoke with a very French accent). Our first stop was at the village of Arromanche, where the temporary harbour and vehicle landing strips were built. The British landed there. Then we stopped at the large American Normandy Cemetery and Memorial that overlooks Omaha beach. It’s actually American property, given to the USA by the French government. Then we made a stop down at the Omaha beach and one more at Utah beach. We had one World War II veteran in the group (you have to be say, 85 or older if you were a young man at the end of the war).
So .. the voyage around the British Isles is coming to an end! Tonight it’s packing up, and off to Southampton and directly to Heathrow airport from there for the flight back to Seattle.