Normandy 2017 Day 4 – Mixing history and beers; a heady cocktail

Day 4 – Friday 2nd June

Mixing history

An early start saw us arrive at the Eurotunnel terminal with the ability of catching the train prior to our scheduled one. This enabled us, once in France, to spend an hour walking around Cap Griz Nez, taking photographs of both the later German installations but also the earlier fort built by Henry VIII which apparently was never used

A revisit for the first time

We then drove down to the town of Samer where last year we had spotted the Le Clos des Brasseurs restaurant that looked very interesting as it appeared that it had beer brewed for it or brewed at it

Having eaten a most enjoyable meal, we headed south to Rouen and the Chant du Loup Brewery where we stayed as we have done over on many occasions. Patrick, as usual, was an excellent host providing beer for us on our arrival

Frustrations with a manuscript

We took some bread, cheese, ham and butter so we had this with Patrick’s beers and then proceeded to try to work out the route taken by Messrs Willen, Shepherd, Elledge and Gillespie from the narrative in Elledge’s manuscript written just after the war. Unfortunately we got very frustrated in not being able to clearly identify many of the places; partly with Colin being tired and so we ended up having to agree to differ as to where the various places were for the evening

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