In June 1944, more than 150,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along the heavily fortified French coast. As we traveled the coast and overlooked the beaches, we saw the remains of artificial harbors, floating piers and bunkers. All powerful reminders of the atrocities that took place.
We stopped at Omaha Beach and Gold Beach, and visited the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. The cemetery honors 9,000+ American soldiers that died in World War II. It was humbling to think about how many people lost their lives for our freedom.
We traveled in a Volkswagen California. Sleeping in a van for 3 nights made it the perfect "corona trip".
Because it was a short trip, we didn't get to all of the places we had hoped. It gives us a reason to get back on the road for another adventure.
— Dries Buytaert
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