Delta and Mont St Michel

Mont saint Michel

Whoever (like Erica) mentions tides should go to Mont St Michel. It is said to be faster than a galloping horse. Of course it’s an exaggeration but you could be easily trapped in the bay and get drowned. It has happened, for quicksands can be deadly over there. Here are a few more pictures from time past taken from the mount. Enough to wish you a good weekend.

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  1. Your photos are WONDERFUL, Yann — so much better than my own! The first one especially captures the “medievalness” of the place more than other images I’ve seen. I had the good fortune to stay on the Mont overnight and to walk out on the causeway before dawn as the tide was coming in and would say it was closer to a horse’s canter than a gallop (but then … who knows? Chances are at least one person on horseback put that notion to the test over the centuries!). I can also vouch for the quicksand, but do not in the least recommend it. In any case: Gorgeous images. You have me longing to go back.

    • Sorry for the late response I had decreed a computerless weekend for the sake of my wellbeing and Boy! I needed that. You are very kind with my pictures, but I wasn’t really happy with them. I felt I would have needed to wade in the Bay to take better pictures. A lot of roadworks were carried out at the time (you can see the fence on the photo at the top) and right by th e fence some sort of dirt road with the traces of lorries’ tyres and various marks on the ground which don’t look too good. I went back to your blog and couldn’t find the Mount but I read a few blogposts I’d missed and liked them. The Freiburg post is very good. There is this weird feeling everywhere you go in Germany that things are like they used to be until you see the old pictures. I remember having the same feeling in Nürnberg (of all places, Nürnberg! I didn’t need to see the pictures).

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