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Title: Normandy holidays
Post by: Koen on 26 January 2011, 20:02:07
Friends,

last year we went for Nord-pas-de-Calais for 2 weeks and visited lots of beautiful places and historical locations and musea.

We travelled in September and that was a great idea.... roads were almost empty and temperatures were mild...

So this year we plan to start where we left for 3 weeks in September and we will be cruisin' down the beaches towards Normandy.

What do you think we should visit? The misses don't mind to visit historical locations so fire away...

Campings?
Musea?
Beaches?
Villages/Towns?
Bunkers?
Roads?

Whatever you think of! Let us know!


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: Koen on 26 July 2011, 17:20:15
oopsss........ nobody?

Dieppe
Le Havre
Caen
Saint-Malo

and continuing along the coastline


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: Koen on 9 August 2011, 19:39:26
1st day will be a stop at Vimy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge)
http://wwii.ca/page9.html (http://wwii.ca/page9.html)

(http://www.wwii.ca/photos/vimyMemorial.jpg)


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: Koen on 16 August 2011, 19:46:20
http://www.ww1battlefields.co.uk/others/festubert.html (http://www.ww1battlefields.co.uk/others/festubert.html)
info (http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/sub.cfm?source=events/events&eventId=5243&m=10&y=2011)

update:
day 1 sunday: home - Festubert and visits to several locations
day 2 monday: Festubert - Vimy and visit to the memorial
day 3 tuesday: Vimy - Arras and visits to several locations
day 4 wednesday: Arras - Albert and visits
day 5 thursday: Albert - French coast


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: Koen on 17 August 2011, 17:44:13
today the Opel parts manager payed me a visit.... mainly to bring me 2 tours in Normandy he did on his bike.... maps and all included... thx dude!!  iconclap


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: Koen on 2 September 2011, 21:47:05
ok, friday evening, mobilhome is stuffed for 90%...

going to bed and tomorrow morning we're off to France

first stop is Vimy and then it's off to the coast slowly advancing towards Normandy

C U all later this month  standsalute


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: stoffel on 3 September 2011, 07:13:55
Enjoy the tripp, at least you start with good weather :)
I hope for you it stays that way.!!

I am preparing my stuff for the walk this afternoon.
Gonna be hot.....


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: Administrative Co-Worker on 3 September 2011, 14:25:01
Koen/Admin login OUT

CU in 3 weeks  standsalute


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: stoffel on 3 September 2011, 16:37:34
rgr that!  :salute4:


Title: Re: Normandy holidays
Post by: MontyB on 4 September 2011, 08:20:07
Have a good vacation.