The children declared that they were bored, so we drove to Carentan in search of a playground.
We had a little wander around the town, and Colin pointed out bullet holes in one of the buildings. We bought some lunch from a boulangerie-patisserie and ate it outside.
We drove a short way to Utah beach, famous for the D-Day Landings. Colin was very keen to go to the museum there as this is a period of history he has studied extensively. He was shocked to find that it was quite biased towards the Americans and barely mentioned the British involvement in the Invasion of Normandy at all!
Then we went to explore the beach outside. It was huge and rather desolate compared to the beaches on the west coast of the Cotentin peninsula. It took us ages to walk down to the water as it was so far away. We saw the oyster farmers going past on tractors and found an enormous oyster shell.
Grandpa and Esther had fun playing with the stacking cups before bed.