From suburban lawn to backyard homestead…with ducks. A journal by Lori Fontanes
Copyright 2014, Lori Fontanes
animals, birds, coastal living, faith, France, history, nature, photography, travel, wildlife
September 13, 2014
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Thank you kindly! 🙂
A gull with tattoos on its wings?
I know, funny, huh? Caught my eye, too!
Another one to add to the bucket list.
You bet! 🙂
:O This is one of the places in the world I most want to visit. In addition to food, I’m obsessed with medieval European history. Also, because I my dad didn’t speak French to us growing up, I’m basically obsessed with French. Were you there on vacation? Did you get out before the high tide?
It’s really magical and especially from a distance, at dusk. We were on vacation in Paris and completely last minute decided to go. Everyone says its too crowded in August but I got cheap train tix and found a place to stay about 1/2 hour’s walk from the island. The trick is to get there *really* early, preferably before 9. We visited for a couple of hours, had Sunday brunch in a nearby town (we were the only Americans in the place) then took long train ride back (which is always half the fun, IMHO)! I hope you get to go one day–we missed the highest tides but that’s okay, it was still amazing. Also, if you go, maybe wait until they have finished the new pedestrian bridge. It is supposed to restore more of the surrounding wetlands and further enhance its surreal beauty.
Thanks for the tips! It sounds like you had a fabulous trip. I hope you post more pics. I had a mediaeval history professor who said there’s a great bakery near the monastery that sells the best chocolate croissants. Actually he wasn’t THAT old, he was a professor of mediaeval history :p
And don’t forget the apple tarts! 🙂 More pix to come!
Thanks! I think you would like all the old stuff in France, actually!
I have always wanted to go there!
It’s definitely worth seeing! Hauntingly beautiful at dusk.
I will put it on the list.. 🙂
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