Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Normandy Countryside

Beyond the history lesson, the trip was worth it just for the opportunity to ride around the French county side. Narrow lanes, fields boarded by hedgerows, old stone farmhouses, and vibrant yellow fields of canola were every bit as picturesque and charming as they sound. According to our guide, Adrian, Norman cows are very friendly and curious (in sunglasses - see pic), a trait the Americans used to their advantage in the war. If the GIs saw a field of cows clustered around an otherwise empty looking patch of field, it was a big tipoff that German soldiers were hiding there!
Some how I think Jessie gets his hair coif'ed at the same place as this cow. From our car window we flew past field after yellow field of canolla flowers. This photo does not do the countryside justice.

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