Falaise to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

We’ve awoken to a very misty Falaise morning and after a quick supermarket sweep to help us with ‘operation eat the fridge leftovers’ we’re on the road yet again.

Skirting around the Caen Peripherique we find ourselves driving in the lovely Normandie countryside heading for our seaside stop off at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. We are shelling out the remainder of our euros on the very swish 5 star campsite, ‘Camping La Cote De Nacre’ (49°19’33.65″N 0°23’25.43″W) and after being wrist banded… we hate those things, we settle in to our fully serviced pitch. The site actually shuts for the year at the end of this week so it’s pretty quiet which suits us down to the ground.

03-09-2018 Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer 4

St Aubin is set on one of the Normandie landing beaches, Juno, and is very close to Sword beach as well. So you can imagine the wealth of WW2 history that the area holds and St Aubin was liberated by Canadians from the Fort Gary Horse supporting the Canadian infantry division. The promenade is nearly deserted as is the beach, but it makes for a pleasant stroll and we look at the Canadian Memorial and another one dedicated to Russian, Polish and German troops.

The ambient temperature is cooling down and again reminds us that autumn is hurtling our way so we grab as much of the last sunshine as we can. Well we have to top the tan up a bit as everyone knows that as soon as you roll off the home bound ferry it all just slips off ya face never to be seen again till next year!

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