Distilleries and D-Day travel blog

Jeff Receiving a Briefing From a D-Day British Veteran

Jeff & British Veterans

Mom & Dad Under the Flags

Remnants of the Artificial Harbor

Remnants of the Artificial Harbor II

Remnants of the Artificial Harbor III

Spectacular Harbor View

Downtown Arromonches

Our Hotel

Jeff Inside a Floating Dock

Dad & Jennifer in Front of Floating Dock

Drinks on the Veranda of our Hotel

The View From Our Hotel Room


High Tide


Moosey Too

The British are coming, the British are coming!

This morning Chuck found his butter!!! On the cab ride to the train station we stopped at a Super Marche for food to eat on our train ride to Bayeaux and Chuck found his special, high salt content butter. He was a happy man.

We are staying in a very small hotel that was once a private home. The rooms are tiny but very cool. We had drinks on the veranda before walking the quarter mile to the beach at Arromanches for dinner. This town was the site of Juno Beach during D-Day. British and Canadian troops had the responsibility of securing the location and building a massive artificial harbor. The remnants are still off and onshore today. We walked all around them at low tide and they were almost underwater later in the evening at high tide.

We climbed up a hill to a 360 degree theatre that shows a film about D-Day. It was very moving. It is amazing to think that the allied forces had to come right through this area to liberate France and proceed all on the way to Germany to capture Berlin. Jeff and Chuck met some British D-Day soldiers downtown and had an interesting chat with them.

Tomorrow we will take a guided tour of Omaha and Utah beaches. These beaches were the responsibility of the American forces.

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