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World Wars Trip Day 04 - 18:00 23/12/18 - France


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The first two hours this morning were spent cleaning oil off just about everything around the engine bay in order to try to work out where the leak is. Of course, it was raining and blowing a gale.

Nothing obvious was the result and by proces of elimination that'll mean the crank seal. Bang goes any hope of covering many miles. 

In any event Emma was even poorlier this morning so a curtailment of this trip at not inconsiderable expense is how it's almost certainly going to end.

In an effort to salvage something we visited a couple of our hoped-for spots starting with the War Memorial Museum at Caen. It's a very elaborate building and its main thrust is to tell the story of WWII, unsurprisingly from a French perspective.

It does a good job and spares non of the horror. It's a bit light on actual exhibits but is absorbing anyway.

After that we headed to Bayeux to see the phenomenon that is The Tapestry. Emma's seen it before and was feeling so wretched she decided to stay in the warm of the truck whilst I did the deed alone.

I really enjoyed and appreciated it. It's quite something to behold and well presented. The accompanying exhibits, interpretation and cinema presentation completed the picture. It's a really good attraction and something I'm glad I've experienced.

From there we headed to another of the D-Day landing beaches: Omaha. We arrived here too late to visit so have hunkered at the coordinates shown in the hope of better weather and better health on Emma's part to have a proper looking the morning.

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