Falmouth, MA

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I would describe the shape of Cape Cod as a jester’s shoe extending out into the Atlantic from the southeastern corner of Massachusetts.  We were parked in the Falmouth area, which is near the heel of the jester’s shoe, at the Sippewissett Campground.  We took advantage of the Shining Sea Bikeway which is a 10 mile multi-use path that runs from North Falmouth down to Woods Hole, which is at the tip of the mainland on the heel of the Cape.  You may have heard of Woods Hole since it is home to the Oceanographic Research Institute.

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Caen, France and Crossing the Channel

Chateau de Caen

The city of Caen (pics) has a long and complex history, most notably, it is known as the city of William the Conqueror, aka, William I, the first Norman King of England.  Commanding a prominent hill in the center of the old city is Chateau de Caen, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, built by William I circa 1060.

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