The drive to the D-Day beaches in Normandy took a while. From the main highway you have to drive for 45 min on tiny local roads that wind their way past fields of hay, cows and horses, and through tiny rural towns of 10 houses. We kept imagining first german and then allies troops moving through this countryside 65 years ago.
We visited Gold Beach and Omaha Beach. Above Gold Beach are the Batterie de Longues, Longues-sur-Mer. The Longues-sur-Mer battery housed four 150 mm guns with a range of 20 kms and gave the Allied ships a pounding on the morning of 6th June. Omaha Beach has a memorial dedicated to the US 1st Infantry Division, the division that took the beach. ( follow the “read more” below or VIEW PHOTOS HERE )
Roma and Natalia are world travelers, photographers, and an all around fun couple. When they are not travelling far away continents or driving around USA in their trusted Highlander, they can be found in San Francisco, California.