Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

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Daks over Normandy 4: Monday 3rd June

With no set itinerary for the day, we took a break from the crowds of tourists and spent our morning in pretty Domfront, with its mediaeval castle and a marker at the house where a downed Allied aircrew successfully hid from the Germans:

After a croque monsieur we headed into the Suisse Normande. The roads are scenic, almost deserted, and enjoyable, particularly one section known from previous visits as the 'Hillclimb', which we rode up and down half a dozen times.

Our last sight of the day was a bridge over the Noireau river formed by recycling a 'Whale' component from the Mulberry floating harbours used after the D-Day landings (the original bridge having been blown up by the French Resistance).

Tags: bikes, hols

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