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.

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

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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.

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The entry to the little harbor.

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This map of the island is on a wall there.

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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 on “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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