The Kobylkas in Europe

Written by 11:12 pm 2008

Normandy Beaches!

Today was a beautiful day. We had croissants and hot chocolate for breakfast.

Then Richand and David took off to view the Bayeux tapestry. A very old tapestry that tells the story of William the Conqueror. They both enjoyed it and Alex and I enjoyed walking around the narrow streets of Bayeux looking for chocolate.

Then we all headed out to the coast to Arromanche to visit the beach where the British built an artificial harbor in preparation for the Day invasion. An interesting museum and pretty beach. There are still remnants of the harbor on the sand.

After lunch the boys had a great time swimming in the ocean and even made friends with a couple of German boys also visiting.  Actually moving to watch them playing together amid the remainder of the port and imagine the different scene on that beach so many years ago.

The boys are writing in their journals (not happily – but doing it anyway).  Now we are off to find a place for dessert and to bed early.

Tomorrow — to the Loire.

The boys on the beach at Arrormanche. The structure behind them is a remnant of the artificial harbor built by the British to aid in the Day invasion.

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