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Nico
08-25-2010, 02:45 PM
The effect of a storm...

Nico
08-25-2010, 02:49 PM
The same place, 24 hours later

cbiegel
08-25-2010, 03:55 PM
Wow! That storm scoured all the cobble off that beach.

Clive
08-25-2010, 11:12 PM
very cool!

Nico
08-27-2010, 01:32 PM
the beach is 250 meters long, and there was about 1 meter of pebbles.

Nico
08-27-2010, 01:37 PM
Pebbles were deposited by the sea behind " Pointe du Hoc "

Nico
08-27-2010, 01:41 PM
A small history lesson... :read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_du_Hoc

On the photo, you can see impacts of bombs.

Woody
08-27-2010, 03:45 PM
I think the real answer to this is very simple. Someone had bought a Farm locally and didn't want the hassle of growing fields full of crops so they gravelled the whole lot from locally sourced stones!

cbiegel
08-27-2010, 04:20 PM
A small history lesson... :read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_du_Hoc

On the photo, you can see impacts of bombs.
It's a good spot for fishing.



What sort of fish do you catch there?

jwm
08-27-2010, 08:55 PM
A small history lesson... :read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_du_Hoc

On the photo, you can see impacts of bombs.
It's a good spot for fishing.



What sort of fish do you catch there?


You thinking fishing & paintball like me?

jwm
08-27-2010, 08:56 PM
In all seriousness amazing photos!

Nico
08-27-2010, 09:28 PM
A small history lesson... :read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_du_Hoc

On the photo, you can see impacts of bombs.




What sort of fish do you catch there?


We could catch "Sea Bass" as on all Normandy coast.

Nico
08-27-2010, 09:52 PM
During the Normandy landings a lot of boats sank, there are many wrecks in the wide who protect fishes, that's why there are numerous and big fishes in Normandy.

Nico
08-27-2010, 09:55 PM
During the Normandy landings a lot of boats sank, there are many wrecks in the wide who protect fishes, that's why there are numerous and big fishes in Normandy.


I am not sure of my English

pierre
08-28-2010, 07:27 PM
I can only agree with you Nico

I feel ashamed i don't have anything stupid to say on this topic... but I'm a bit shocked you gave one of our most beautiful fishing spot

For me that's one of the most amazing place on the world and if you have any opportunity to come in Normandy just drop us an email this place is fantastic

cbiegel
08-29-2010, 12:29 PM
A small history lesson... :read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_du_Hoc

On the photo, you can see impacts of bombs.
It's a good spot for fishing.



What sort of fish do you catch there?


You thinking fishing & paintball like me?


First you have to capture the beach then you have to fish it!

cbiegel
08-29-2010, 12:33 PM
During the Normandy landings a lot of boats sank, there are many wrecks in the wide who protect fishes, that's why there are numerous and big fishes.


I might be a little uncomfortable fishing there but my grandfather made it ashore so figure it would only be fitting. Plus I'd love to catch a European sea bass since I spend so much time fishing for our version the Striped Bass.

Woody
08-29-2010, 03:19 PM
I have family that have shed blood in France and i love the country, and don't worry about giving your favourite Fishing spots away Pierre, they are not a stones throw away like me, they are on the other side of the World (unless you can Google Earth Fish, which would be cool!) P.s Nico, your English is better than my French! Au revoir.

jwm
09-01-2010, 10:30 AM
I dont think my grandfather stormed normandy, though im pretty sure he was heavily involved in fighting the japanese. He had a large cache of japanese war gear, flags, uniforms, guns, etc.

Woody
09-02-2010, 10:41 AM
Both my great grandfathers were at the opening battles of the Somme in 1916, the biggest massacre for the British army in history and i've been a few times to revisit the trenches etc, These shells were the last items i bought back with me, two 18 pounders and a 60 pounder!