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D-Day / Jour J Exploring in Normandy

After a lovely morning in Mont-Saint-Michel, we got back in our car and headed north, where we’d celebrate Easter Sunday touring the D-Day (Jour-J) beaches and cemeteries. 949 more words


Return to Rouen Part One: the Ossuary of Saint Maclou

My friend and author Erin Kinsella interviewed me last year about travelling to Rouen, Normandy, in France. I gushed about the history of Joan of Arc, elaborate clocktowers, impressionist history, and an amazingly eclectic ironworks museum. 243 more words

Ferme de la Rançonnière, France

Fifteen kilometers from Bayeux in the village of Crépon,

lies a 13th century farmhouse called Ferme de la Rançonnière. 437 more words


Pin Parasol

Narrow streets of our old town
twist and turn, ramble down
steeply pitched brick palisades-
peaked cornices of gull gray slate
gather round like chimney- topped Alps… 130 more words


The End of the PC 552

17 April 2017

Companion book: “Normandy: A Father’s Ship, a Son’s Curiosity” coming out 2017 

This week in 1946, the PC 552 was decommissioned. What did you do this week? 150 more words



On 6th June 1944, the allies invaded Normandy beach. Codenamed operation overlord and commonly known as D-Day. Around 150,000 soldiers landed on beaches along the Normandy region. 127 more words

An Easter Weekend in Normandy🇫🇷

Hi Guys,

Sorry it’s been a while. So much for carrying on the blogging thing after completing the 30 Day Writing Challenge last month. Paul is doing it his blog however so go and check that out… 782 more words