Got home from my Normandy trip today! Wow, I had such a blast in the past 4 days!

Today we went to Ouistreham and visited the Bunker museum. Quite interesting to visit a three story building like this! The LCVP outside was used on the Saving Private Ryan Set! Without much time for WW2 stuff we moved on to visit Hillmanthe Hillman fortifications near Colleville-Montgomery. On June 6th 1944, it was the task of the 1st Bn of the Suffolk Regiment to capture the site that consisted of 18 blockhouses/bunkers.

After this we had lunch in Benouville just before we headed home. Here I met two non-Normandy Veterans. One served in Egypt and remained in the Suez Canal zone. The one on the right is Bill Haris and he served in the pacfic to fight the japs. Then it was time to go home and think about the beautiful things we’ve seen, the people we’ve met and the stories we’re going to pass on.

Thanks to Fabrice and Christel from  Camping Le Haut Dick in Carentan for having us! A very welcoming and friendly camping site. In the morning and evening the cantine is a perfect place to buy a coffee. We didn’t have dinner there, but I really regret that we actually had our last night’s dinner somewhere else. The food always looked amazing and around Carentan there’s no real good place to eat. If you’re planning to stay at this camping make sure to order you a nice Steak Haché with some fries! More info at

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At the end of this month I’m going on a metal detecting trip, and on June 21st I will be at the Sante Fe event in Overloon!

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Joe out!

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