49.242354, -0.273621 Operation Deadstick was the codename for an operation by airborne forces of the British Army that took place in the early hours of 6 June 1944 as part of the Normandy landings of the Second World War. 49.287293, -0.252404 Also Visit to the Grand Bunker. The Grand Bunker.
49.287912, -0.249310 The first day of a tour of the Normandy beaches. We cycled along the coast for 19Km from Ouistreham to Juno beach. 49.336971, -0.461659 Based on the edge of Sword beach. 49.294375, -0.285958
49.419547, 0.241678 Honfluer – surprised to find our new friends from France on arrival at the aire (even though Alan was brought up in Leeds!) Very big aire over 100 vans but electric little low only 198 volts. Nice walk through the town, along the promenade and into the park with time for cidre and crepes.
With stops in Dieppe 49.932188, 1.083843 ,St-Valery-en-Caux 49.872267, 0.708867 and St-Jouin-Bruneval. 49.651425, 0.154383. Great white cliff's and crashing seas. Dieppe was vey busy after all the weeks of quite and a fairground next door did not help. Then a move to St-Valery-en-Caux a lovely town and nice Aire on the front. Cooler weather. Interesting timber house Henry IV residence. Large harbour. Dieppe city. St-Valery-en-Caux Panorama of the bay at St-Valery-en-Caux. St
49.424219, 2.080681 Beauvais nice free aire on the top of the hill over the town. With a massive church and stunning museums. We only stopped overnight and picked up our first gas refill since leaving the UK. Moved onto Saint-Saire 49.696093, 1.491966 we pulled into the free aire and before we where sorted out a French guy cam and said we should come to the site up the hill. He turned out to ve the owner of a France Passion site and chicken farm. Free stop over as well and
49.045309, 4.034711 We had a free stop over at Epernay and then Chateau-Thierry 49.036649, 3.383474 in the Champagne area of France. We had chance to visit Paris for a day and the local American Memorial. 49.041841, 3.371754 This was the free stop over but nothing was open nice but tight Aire on the Marina. We moved to Chateau-Thierry and had a day trip to Paris on the train just 1 hour. 2 hour bus tour to see the sites. We visited the American Memorial on the top of the hi
49.602107, 6.553720 On the way to Saarburg going up the Mosel we had a detour to photograph the vines and the river. Saarburg on a sunny Sunday was very busy. We also had a chance to go visit the Cloef tree top tower. This 42M treetop view over the Saar. 49.502153, 6.540049 Good weather and a great place to walk round. Another flight of the drone. Visit to Saarburg town and waterfall. Trip to Cloef Atrium it can be done in a wheel chair up into the treetops 42M high. It
49.883830, 6.948941 Moved down onto the Mosel to Wintrich and visited the Mulhimer Markt and by cycle Bern Kasttel-Kues and Piesport with a day trip to Trier shopping. Also first flight of the DJI Air drone. The fair at Mulhimer has a connection to the Graf Zeppelin as it was the wine taken on the airships as it travelled across the Atlantic. Day trip on the tandem to Bern Kasttel-Kues to see the old building and look around the town. Also first flight of the DJI Air Drone.
50.578395, 6.491260 Germund a little south of Heimbach tried another site on the Rursee but it was full. From the site we visited Vogelsang by bus and the Evangelical church at Kall and cycled along the side of the Urftsee to the Urft dam. The former National Ordensburg Vogelsang is one of the largest constructions of the National Socialist period. It was built between 1934 and 1941 and was designed to train future leaders of the National Socialist German Workers Party. (NS