The wild and rugged Pointe Du Hoc, scene of one of the most heroic assaults on D-Day. Cited as a highlight of our 3 day tour by Michael and Heather Harper in their kind testimonial.
I have had the privilege of meeting some very interesting people on my tours of the landing beaches and battle sites of Normandy. I enjoy meeting my clients as much as I enjoy guiding them around the highlight sites and revealing the hidden history that is everywhere in Normandy. It’s always nice to hear from clients and to learn that they have enjoyed it as much as I have. I recently received the following kind words from Michael and Heather Harper of California, USA. They took our 3-day tour, staying with us in our beautiful gites in Brittany. Thanks Michael and Heather. It was a pleasure to meet you and to be your host and guide over those three days.
Dear Malcolm …
Of all the things we saw and did during our adventures, two stand out. One was kayaking in the Shetlands and the other was the time we spent with you in Normandy. I looked forward to every day we were in your care, and you two and Peter did a marvelous job. The accommodations were first class, the food was great, and most of all your companionship was the key to a truly wonderful experience. Such good care you took with us to insure we had a good time. Malcolm meeting us at the ferry. Alison’s cooking. Peter being Peter. What fun we had! I couldn’t help but feel, as I looked at the other tour groups being herded along, that no one was getting the quality experience that we were having. Malcolm and Peter’s knowledge of the events and locations was superb (I like to think I know a little about them myself), and brought to life so vividly with their narrative and stories that it stirred up emotions and feelings that surprised me with their intensity. And how many of those other people got to retire to such a nice bit of France, and have dinner and conversation with their hosts in their home at the end of the day, and even get to see their wedding pictures? You made us feel special, but I suppose you make everyone that crosses your threshold feel that way.
To get to walk along the beaches, stand on the bluffs, walk through the shell craters and look down from the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc! I will never forget my moments at the American Cemetery. We thank you so much!
Michael and Heather Harper, California, USA, July 2014