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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DeeGee, Aug 27, 2008.
Great report and a good reminder for what a lot of brave folks did for all of us.
Thanks so very much for taking the time to share this moment in History with us. Things I would never get to see except through your camera lens.
Not quite finished yet though!
I forgot to mention that each time we've been abroad in the 18 years we've been together Jack has always had a thing for chemists
Be it Spain, Ireland, America, Lanzarote??? This time she decided to add France to that exclusive list
She needed (wanted) some cream for her sore fingers
Naturally I couldn't resist
Great report - reminds me of as trip I did a few years back.
However whilst I found the size and scale of places like the US war cemetery thought provoking it was the small village cemeteries that really made you realise just what the D-Day landings and subsequent events meant to the people of France.
It seemed that in the cemetery of every village around the landing beaches there was a small, but perfectly manicured and well kept, area containing british graves. It was plain to see that these graves were cared for better than those elsewhere in the cemetery. We spoke to a local resident and he expained that the war graves were looked after by local residents and they simply saw it as their way to remember and say thank you to the soldiers who died.
I also did a little bike tour with friends back at the time of the 60th anniverary of the landings.
An incredible place to visit...a big out door museum. Very interesting but very sobering too.
Thanks for the posting.
Good report DeeGee. I am planning the same trip myself for later this year or early next. Then going to spend a week or so exploring Brittany as I have somewhere to stay down there. Can I ask where you stayed, and what was it like?
Very very cool . We must never forget!!!
Great Report and Pictures.
Good RR Gav, I only managed some of the places you got to. Very thought provoking.....
I have just returned from a three week vacation in France and Italy with a lot of time spent driving (in a cage). France is a beautiful country that offers some amazing riding. Great roads, incredible scenery, and lovely villages. Best to go in the spring or in September when schools have reopened and the crowds returned home. We were primarily in the south, Cannes area, and Chamonix. Did get in some amazing road trips. Have added a bike trip to that region to my bucket list. May take three of four years to pull this one off but it IS going to happen.
Amazing how many GS's one sees in Europe. BMW have sold an incredible number of GS's over the years.
And I echo your sentiment: "Viva la France"