480miles/770klms later we find ourself in Normandy. So far we have journeyed through the major towns of Brugge, Ghent and Ypres in Belguim and south through the French contryside to the historic region of Normandy. The cycling in Belguim consisted mainly of canal paths and some unintended detours thanks to the confusing directions of the locals. Cyclists everywhere and of every age. Thankfully the terrain was flat, allowing time for the legs and backsides to adjust. Then comes France with its luscious, green, rolling pastures complete with quaint farming villages and grand chateaus. This scenerary continued until we hit the coastline at St TrÃ©port (bit like a UK seaside town). Striking chalk cliffs and ice-green waters. Followed the coast south (had some strife finding a crossing over the Seine) to the D-day beaches. Rode along Sword, Juno & Gold beaches today before stopping at Arromanches to be stunned by the enormity of the 'temporary' harbour built during the D_day landings, mind-blowing is an understatement! Finished up tonight inland at Caen. Planning to continue south towards Mont-Saint-Michel, Rennes, Nantes, Bordeaux .... So far we've had some rain but we've also been fortunate enough to enjoy bursts of sunny weather, to the point that the tent has made many appearances already and we've purchase extra suncream. Thanks to all that have posted messages, some good laughs and always great to hear from you. Update you again soon - J&B xx PS. Thanks Kenny for the tip, they're working a treat!