North London invade Normandy
For four nights from 27th April our Branch went on a great trip to Normandy well organised by Richard.
We had a bit of awful weather but it was generally fine and we used some great roads with a minimal amount of motorways.
Eight of us were on six bikes and Keith and Mary, due to recovering from an operation, went by car.
The first day we crossed the Tunnel on time and took an over leisurely route down South. This had to be amended as we were not getting far and we found some good straighter roads with a stop at Abbeville for lunch.
In the afternoon it poured down but we arrived intact at our very nice hotel in Pont l’Eveque, the Eden Park. Great food, friendly staff and can be recommended.
The next day we went to Caen and visited Pegasus Bridge. Saturday we went to Ouisterham and visited the memorial and museum to 4 Commando, we also went to where the American Rangers had scaled some high cliffs, Pont du Hoc.. I think.
On Sunday we crossed the lovely Pont Du Normandie bridge and went to Etretat, Fecamp and Honfleur. Extremely busy in all these places due to the French holiday.
The last day was a nice ride home which went well.
Thanks to Richard for organising and sharing the leading with Dave and Steve.
Thanks to Mary for her linguistic skills.
A great trip.