2014 dawned wet, blustery and cold but were we faint hearted?
Well, I was but despite having to drive through a river which crossed the road on it's way to the flooded fields beyond.....
As we drove along the front we spotted a very strange sight, people were in the sea! Canoeing?
I jumped out to take a closer look. These four crazy guys were walking through the waves, using paddles to keep themselves up right. Another family's New Year's Day tradition, perhaps?
When we finally made it through the dunes and on to the beach it was deserted.
Time for Fleur to take her first dip in la Manche (English Channel).
Heading back to the car we met more dogs out walking their people.
As always when I leave this beach I say a silent prayer for all the men who lost their lives here, almost 70 years ago.
We remain forever grateful to them for the sacrifice they made for our freedom and never take this special place for granted.
Bonne année à tous !