I had originally planned on spending two days exploring Normandy for all of the WWII and D-Day sites. Since we had completed everything we had wanted to see on the first day, we had an extra day to fill. So, we headed three hours north of Lison to the cities of Fécamp, Yport, and Étretat. Amongst other things, this region has been the inspiration for many famous painters: Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Eugène Delacroix, Eugene Boudin, and probably the most famous of all, Claude Monet.
We had a damp and overcast drive north. Thankfully, as we entered Fècamp, most of it was over. The harbor was full of boats. We found a parking place along the seawall and climbed to the top. Resting a bit for a picnic and to take in the view.
One of the most amazing things about this beach was the sound, it was like nothing I had ever heard before. When the waves would come in and carry the stones out, they would tumble and created a crackling-like sound. The closest thing I can compare it to is the sound you hear when you’re close to a lightening strick, the sizzle in the air. My only regret is not getting this sound on video.