Leigh Machin, Games Programmer, Website Development and Games Programming
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My Photos/Videos - Southern Europe Road trip, EU (2006)

For a week in October we decided it would be exciting to go for a nice long drive to southern Europe… through France and down to the south of Spain! It was a really great experience that cost quite a lot of money and a lot of driving was required but was well worth it for a once in a lifetime experience. The map below shows the route we took. On the way back up to the septic isle that is Great Britain we made sure we visited the Normandy beaches where the Allied troops landed on June 6th (my birthday) in 1944. We drove a total of 3200 (approx.) miles.

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The route we took through France and Spain. We drove down the east side and came back up the western side, EU (2006)
1. The route we took through France and Spain. We drove down the east side and came back up the western side, EU (2006)
The 6 metre long Motor home that we drove and slept in while on our trip. When I wasn't bashing it, I was thrashing it, gotta get your monies worth as it cost quite a lot of money to hire for a week, France (2006)
2. The 6 metre long Motor home that we drove and slept in while on our trip. When I wasn't bashing it, I was thrashing it, gotta get your monies worth as it cost quite a lot of money to hire for a week, France (2006)
A dark street in Reims where we looked for a nice place to eat on our first night, France (2006)
3. A dark street in Reims where we looked for a nice place to eat on our first night, France (2006)
The Puzzle Seafood restaurant in Reims, it was either seafood or Dominos pizza… so we chose to go for seafood seeing as we were on the continent! France (2006)
4. The Puzzle Seafood restaurant in Reims, it was either seafood or Dominos pizza… so we chose to go for seafood seeing as we were on the continent! France (2006)
The scary-looking utensils that were required to eat all that seafood. Nice red mood lighting too, France (2006)
5. The scary-looking utensils that were required to eat all that seafood. Nice red mood lighting too, France (2006)
The special seafood platter we ate! It cost approx 90€. It consists of; mussels, oysters, shrimps, prawns, a crab, langoustines, sea snails, whelks, salmon and a giant lobster… all served on ice and with a selection of dips! France (2006)
6. The special seafood platter we ate! It cost approx 90€. It consists of; mussels, oysters, shrimps, prawns, a crab, langoustines, sea snails, whelks, salmon and a giant lobster… all served on ice and with a selection of dips! France (2006)
The remains of the seafood platter… took us an hour or so to get through! France (2006)
7. The remains of the seafood platter… took us an hour or so to get through! France (2006)
A chateaux on a hill in the south of the country, France (2006)
8. A chateaux on a hill in the south of the country, France (2006)
The nicest McDonalds in the whole word, we stopped for a quick motorway meal, France (2006)
9. The nicest McDonalds in the whole word, we stopped for a quick motorway meal, France (2006)
This is a ladies toilet, not sure how you use it, but looks interesting, France (2006)
10. This is a ladies toilet, not sure how you use it, but looks interesting, France (2006)
You've heard of Pepsi Max, Diet Coke and Coke Zero… well the Spanish have a place dedicated to their own popular variety of Cola drink, Spain (2006)
11. You've heard of Pepsi Max, Diet Coke and Coke Zero… well the Spanish have a place dedicated to their own popular variety of Cola drink, Spain (2006)
A beach in Callera, it was off-season, so it was a bit quiet, Spain (2006)
12. A beach in Callera, it was off-season, so it was a bit quiet, Spain (2006)
No one about, would be a nice beach in the summer, Spain (2006)
13. No one about, would be a nice beach in the summer, Spain (2006)
There are lots of cranes in Spain building houses for the British to buy for a fraction of the price of a house in Britain, Spain (2006)
14. There are lots of cranes in Spain building houses for the British to buy for a fraction of the price of a house in Britain, Spain (2006)
A Pretty palm tree, Spain (2006)
15. A Pretty palm tree, Spain (2006)
Where the lifeguards live, Spain (2006)
16. Where the lifeguards live, Spain (2006)
That's one big bull, no bull, Spain (2006)
17. That's one big bull, no bull, Spain (2006)
A lovely restaurant just outside Altea, where we had pasta and pizza, Spain (2006)
18. A lovely restaurant just outside Altea, where we had pasta and pizza, Spain (2006)
The beach and restaurants on the sea front of Altea at night, Spain (2006)
19. The beach and restaurants on the sea front of Altea at night, Spain (2006)
A fine Tapas meal, one of the best I have ever had. I ordered it in Spanish, but the waiter turned out to be English (he only started speaking English after he saw my Daily Mail newspaper). Spain (2006)
20. A fine Tapas meal, one of the best I have ever had. I ordered it in Spanish, but the waiter turned out to be English (he only started speaking English after he saw my Daily Mail newspaper). Spain (2006)
The beach and restaurants on the sea front of Altea, Spain (2006)
21. The beach and restaurants on the sea front of Altea, Spain (2006)
Altea sea front. We travelled down the mountains in the background the night before, they were steep and winding, and not very well lit roads! Spain (2006)
22. Altea sea front. We travelled down the mountains in the background the night before, they were steep and winding, and not very well lit roads! Spain (2006)
The clean streets of Altea, Spain (2006)
23. The clean streets of Altea, Spain (2006)
The pretty houses of Altea, Spain (2006)
24. The pretty houses of Altea, Spain (2006)
A back street in Altea. Cars can go up and down this small road! Spain (2006)
25. A back street in Altea. Cars can go up and down this small road! Spain (2006)
A nice scenic view of Altea, Spain (2006)
26. A nice scenic view of Altea, Spain (2006)
Big palm streets! Spain (2006)
27. Big palm streets! Spain (2006)
A poor old Jellyfish washed up on to the beach… one of many… waiting for the tide to take them away again, Spain (2006)
28. A poor old Jellyfish washed up on to the beach… one of many… waiting for the tide to take them away again, Spain (2006)
A piece of history of Guardamar, horses and sailing boats, Spain (2006)
29. A piece of history of Guardamar, horses and sailing boats, Spain (2006)
Dood, where's my van? There it is, Spain (2006)
30. Dood, where's my van? There it is, Spain (2006)
A street in Guaramar, lit by pretty lights, Spain (2006)
31. A street in Guaramar, lit by pretty lights, Spain (2006)
A tourist with his dog, he obviously can't understand the Spanish signs, Spain (2006)
32. A tourist with his dog, he obviously can't understand the Spanish signs, Spain (2006)
Ever wondered what members of 80's bands do for work after the band breaks up? Spain (2006)
33. Ever wondered what members of 80's bands do for work after the band breaks up? Spain (2006)
A bloody steak, it was bloody nice, Spain (2006)
34. A bloody steak, it was bloody nice, Spain (2006)
Giant ice creams for a tiny 3€ each, Spain (2006)
35. Giant ice creams for a tiny 3€ each, Spain (2006)
Our invaluable Satellite navigation system, she took us some strange routes, across French fields and down dirt tracks in the middle of nowhere. She was useless in Madrid city centre, but overall a valuable little lady to have, Spain (2006)
36. Our invaluable Satellite navigation system, she took us some strange routes, across French fields and down dirt tracks in the middle of nowhere. She was useless in Madrid city centre, but overall a valuable little lady to have, Spain (2006)
Just showing off my skills at taking close-up pictures of pretty scenes, France (2006)
37. Just showing off my skills at taking close-up pictures of pretty scenes, France (2006)
Omaha beach, one of the Normandy beaches where the Allied Forces landed on D-Day, France (2006)
38. Omaha beach, one of the Normandy beaches where the Allied Forces landed on D-Day, France (2006)
The high cliffs of Omaha beach which made things difficult for the American forces of D-Day, France (2006)
39. The high cliffs of Omaha beach which made things difficult for the American forces of D-Day, France (2006)
A poor crab on Omaha beach, France (2006)
40. A poor crab on Omaha beach, France (2006)
Little Ted enjoys Omaha beach, France (2006)
41. Little Ted enjoys Omaha beach, France (2006)
Omaha beach, France (2006)
42. Omaha beach, France (2006)
A U.S. monument built on top of an old German bunker which was used by the German's to defend Omaha beach, France (2006)
43. A U.S. monument built on top of an old German bunker which was used by the German's to defend Omaha beach, France (2006)
In remembrance of the National Guard Units which participated in the amphibious assault on D-Day 6-7 June 1944, France (2006)
44. In remembrance of the National Guard Units which participated in the amphibious assault on D-Day 6-7 June 1944, France (2006)
Part of the U.S. memorial at Omaha beach, France (2006)
45. Part of the U.S. memorial at Omaha beach, France (2006)
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46. 360 view of Omaha beach, France (2006)
A diagram showing which beaches the Allied Forces at along the Normandy coast. Omaha beach is in the background, France (2006)
47. A diagram showing which beaches the Allied Forces at along the Normandy coast. Omaha beach is in the background, France (2006)
The countless graves of American soldiers which died around the time of the Normandy beach landings in 1944, France (2006)
48. The countless graves of American soldiers which died around the time of the Normandy beach landings in 1944, France (2006)
Here rests in honored glory a comrade in arms known but to God, France (2006)
49. Here rests in honored glory a comrade in arms known but to God, France (2006)
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50. A 360 view of the U.S. memorial cemetery, France (2006)
Every cross names the soldier and the date they died, France (2006)
51. Every cross names the soldier and the date they died, France (2006)
A diagram showing how the Normandy beach landings campaign took place over time, France (2006)
52. A diagram showing how the Normandy beach landings campaign took place over time, France (2006)
A map of Europe showing areas German forces occupied, France (2006)
53. A map of Europe showing areas German forces occupied, France (2006)
An authentic bunker at Utah beach. An impressive D-Day museum in the background, France (2006)
54. An authentic bunker at Utah beach. An impressive D-Day museum in the background, France (2006)
One of the boats used by the American forces to land soldiers on the beaches on D-Day, France (2006)
55. One of the boats used by the American forces to land soldiers on the beaches on D-Day, France (2006)
The obstacles placed on the beaches during the war to prevent Allied vehicles from gaining easy entry to the beaches, France (2006)
56. The obstacles placed on the beaches during the war to prevent Allied vehicles from gaining easy entry to the beaches, France (2006)
Little Ted examines a crabs claw on Utah beach, France (2006)
57. Little Ted examines a crabs claw on Utah beach, France (2006)
An entrance from Utah beach that would have been defended by the German forces, France (2006)
58. An entrance from Utah beach that would have been defended by the German forces, France (2006)
A mighty American tank used during World War II, France (2006)
59. A mighty American tank used during World War II, France (2006)
Some heavy American artillery, France (2006)
60. Some heavy American artillery, France (2006)
The entrance to Utah beach, France (2006)
61. The entrance to Utah beach, France (2006)
A famous German lieutenant, France (2006)
62. A famous German lieutenant, France (2006)
A miniature copy of a monument to the U.S. forces, France (2006)
63. A miniature copy of a monument to the U.S. forces, France (2006)
Scale models are used to show the scene on Utah beach on D-Day, France (2006)
64. Scale models are used to show the scene on Utah beach on D-Day, France (2006)
An authentic G.I. uniform, France (2006)
65. An authentic G.I. uniform, France (2006)
An authentic Nazis flag and rifle, the flag is signed, France (2006)
66. An authentic Nazis flag and rifle, the flag is signed, France (2006)
Gold beach where the British forces landed on D-Day, France (2006)
67. Gold beach where the British forces landed on D-Day, France (2006)
The main entrance to Juno beach where the Canadian forces landed on D-Day, France (2006)
68. The main entrance to Juno beach where the Canadian forces landed on D-Day, France (2006)
A German commander watches as the Allied Forces attempt to land on the beach on D-Day, France (2006)
69. A German commander watches as the Allied Forces attempt to land on the beach on D-Day, France (2006)
Our little motor home at the front of the ferry on the way back to cultureless Britain, France (2006)
70. Our little motor home at the front of the ferry on the way back to cultureless Britain, France (2006)
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