We are staying at this private motorhome aire on the D514 or Omaha Beach Road. It has room for 35 motorhomes, the price of €6 includes electricity and it’s open all year. There is only just another van here at the moment (just after midday), so we have lots of space around us as well as being nicely secluded by a hedge. It’s very sunny and warm, as it’s been all week: just what I needed!
This morning we drove to Utah Beach, after spending the night at Isigny-sur-Mer, famous for its butter. Once again, it was quite harrowing to see the monuments erected to the American soldiers fallen in WWII and frightening to see all the war paraphernalia left behind: tanks, air-raid guns, tank traps, etc. There is also a museum here, but as we had already visited Arromanches and Juno’s previously, (http://fatimasaysell.com/2011/11/18/juno-beach-sun…t-october-2010/ ) we decided just to enjoy the walk in the sunshine and admire the enormous beach and the horses training on it for some sort of ‘chariot’ races.
We thought the Utah Beach campsite would be open, as it said in the guide, but it’s shut until April, so we started making our slow way back east, and here we are at St Honorine-des-Pertes, between Omaha and Arromanches.
We also enjoyed our quiet stay at the aire at Isigny-sur-Mer yesterday, with the parking bays neatly separated by hedges. It’s free and it had a borne for water which cost €2 for 100 litres. The aire is on the Quay Neuf, on the Port de Plaisance, nicely signposted and easy to find.
We strolled around town, which was very quiet, and to the end of the quay for some bird watching on the marshes and the lovely view out to Côte de Nacre.
Tomorrow we’re heading northeast, to St Valerie-en-Caux, as we really liked it there last time, with its magnificent motorhome aire right on the pier under the white chalk cliffs so much like Dover.