Wednesday, 25 May 2016

May, 2016 - DIEPPE, FRANCE

We motor sailed to Dieppe.  The last time was via our Camper Van, in January 2015.  Much warmer this time and most of the museums, etc were now open.

This is an important stop for us as this is where so many Canadians lost their lives in a botched raid in 1942.  The Canadian record for the number of lives lost in a single day of action was here on this raid.  They claim that the lessons learned here saved many more lives on the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  I hope so.

The marina reflected in the Harbormaster's window.

There are over 50 restaurants within 3 blocks of our dock.

The sun will shine directly over the maple leaf set in the stones on the date of the raid.

The chateau anchors the hilltop at one end of beach.

Friend Alan vies the beach from the chateau.

The view from the German bunkers.

Bunker air vent.

The other end of the harbor is anchored by a church dedicated to mariners lost at sea.

Ship lost at sea.

Joan of Arc.

Christ statue overlooking the sea.

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