Monday, 6 September
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cherbourg-Octeville is situated at the north of the Cotentin Peninsula. The Cotentin was in fact the first territory conquered by the men from the North, the Vikings. For these sea people, it was logical that Cherbourg should become a port. Cherbourg-Octeville was formed when the city of Cherbourg absorbed Octeville on February 28, 2000, and was officially renamed.

We docked just before dawn.

Then the sun came up!

Dawn hits Cherbourg

The submarine the Redoutable was just across the quay from us.

Oh Captain, my Captain! (He's the one in the middle.)