Following, Brussels (see last Tuesday), I went to Amsterdam, then Mt St Michelle, then the D-Day beaches in Normandy. I wanted to visit the coast of Normandy, a major turning point in World War II. This photo is framed through one of the German gun emplacement bunkers on the cliffs overlooking the beach. We must remember the horrors of the past, to avoid repeating them. It is important to remember it all started with nationalism, discrimination, a sense of entitlement, and following of a mad-man. Scary times. I was moved by visiting the military cemeteries - more people need to go see what can happen - to be moved by the history. That part of this trip has a very different meaning to me, than the rest of this adventure. I am glad I did it, I am glad I had the emotional strength to do it, but it is not something I could do everyday.