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  • Day521

    Courseilles sur mer to Arromanches

    August 26 in France ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Well the forecast looks good for a long sail tomorrow so we decided that as we would be static tomorrow we should exercise today. We decided to walk to Arromanches, the site of the Allied Mulberry harbour. The tourist office said it was about 15km so 9miles but mostly in sand. It was a great walk and as it was a falling tide we got to see the east arm of the harbour close up. The beaches were interesting with wooden groynes, rock barriers and oyster beds on the horizon. We had planned to take the bus back but the times weren’t great so after a delicious lunch we walked back again sometimes on the beach then as the tide rose in the dunes, loved it. I have seen the Mulberry harbour and Arromanches museum detailing its history and implementation a few times now but each time I am amazed at what was achieved.Read more