On The Water

Maurice and I once again rented a boat and headed over to Ile de Ré, the beautiful island near us. While I really enjoyed our time on the boat and getting there I have discovered that the tide is a really big problem as the water is fairly shallow in this area so a low tide makes it impossible to leave a harbor so by the time we reached our destination we only had a short time before we had to leave or we would have been stuck there for hours waiting for the tide to rise again. So I don’t know if we will be doing much more boating, but, in any case, here are some photos I took of that day.

Going under the bridge that links the mainland to the island.

We had never gone there from the water before so kept our eyes open for this light house that is at Saint Martin, the main village on Ile de Ré.

The entry to the little harbor.

This map of the island is on a wall there.

As we were headed back and crossed under the bridge again I was taking a photo and didn’t even see this sailboat until I snapped the photo. A lucky accident.

4 thoughts to “On The Water”

  1. Very impressed that you and Maurice rent a boat for your outing 🙂 I’m too chicken I think as to whether we would be able to do that successfully.

    Some friends from US rented a place on Ile de Ré a few years ago and said it was the best family vacation ever.

    Great photos as always. Cheers.

  2. Interesting bridge. I’m a car rather than a sailboat person but I applaud you for giving it a try. Pretty picture of the boat under the bridge; as you said, a very lucky accident. I love seeing sailboats here on our bay but am content just to appreciate their beauty on the deep blue water as a background to my daily errands.

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