So this has been on the list, well ok this whole coast line is something I fancy exploring, but given just one night before our ferry back to the real world, my fascination with poured concert has chosen our first and definitely not our last stop on this history tour !
The little town called Arromanches-les-Bains, or more famously know by its code named -Gold Beach.
It’s an incredible combination of natural beauty and history
And from the amazing free motorhome aire, we are seconds away from the beach and sea, thankfully for us motorhomes the area next to the tennis club has been given over to a free stop over (N49.339050 W0.625390).
We wanted to hit the ruins at low tide so we could really explore them, so we headed straight back out to the beach…
The whole bay is still lined with the ruins….
I was very glad we did because within a few hours, a lot of the ruins were submerged again and the rest had enough water around them that we wouldn’t have been able to see them up close.
Around the back of the museum, we found a piece of one of the mulberry bridges that had been moved to replace a damaged bridge over a nearby river for over 50 years. After that bridge was decommissioned in 2004, the span was returned to Arromanches-les-Bains to be displayed.
So what Arromanches-les-Bains has done for us is light a spark, that we need to visit some more WW2 sites and learn more about the way our Freedom was secured all thoses years ago