One gets a much better sense of geography when on the ground in a foreign country. Sailing east from England and Scotland, there’s a clear shot to the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Tiny roads that hug the coastline are dotted with old bunkers and abandoned airfields of the WWI/WWII vintage. Their locations seem so remote and lonely. It’s easy to slip back into the frames of an old movie with the Home Guard pedaling these small roads on their bicycles, watching for enemy intruders … remembering the crackle of radio communications, the buzz of small planes, and (always) the patriotic music of the times.