13. NORMANDY: Bayeux & D-Day

Sunrise on the roofs of Honfleur… birds flying before the rain… croissant smelling… lovely breakfast in Honfleur… a brisk walk to the public parking… to beat the expected rain… and enjoy the cool of the morning… if only we could stay one more day… until next time… Bayeux, here we come!
All the roads lead to the famous Bayeux tapestry… depicting the medieval story the Norman conquest of England… written in wool thread embroidered on linen cloth… narrated by the unstoppable audio guide that cannot read location… a reset will restart the story…

The story told by the Bayeux Tapestry begins in 1064, when Edward the Confessor, King of England, instructs his brother-in-law Harold Godwinson to travel to Normandy in order to offer his cousin William the succession to the English throne. Although the end of the embroidery is missing, the story ends with the Anglo-Saxons fleeing at the end of the Battle of Hastings in October 1066….

By now the gray rain settles in… on our way to Omaha Beach… zigzag-ing on Omaha Beach Street and other country roads… the D-Day story stays with us on a gray day… to learn from…and try to understand how it was possible… and repeat not… sometimes it is hard to ignore the similarities in the world… always important to learn and understand the past… and this is one place that history feels still and heavy… and brave…

Late and tired… another hour drive to Cancale… finally pool time for the so inclined!

La Fabuleuse épopée de Guillaume Le Conquérant

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