Lighthouse

When we were on Ile de Ré the last time we went a little further than usual and reached the Baleines Lighthouse and climbed the equivalent of 13 stories to reach the top.

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The lighthouse as we approached.

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The view from below before we headed up.

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Quite a view on this sunny, though windy, day.

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There was a U shaped form in the water below which was once used to catch fish, even as far as thousands of years ago.

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The part of the lighthouse holding the light. I’m not sure if it still in operation.

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Going down. I saw two teenage boys really having a problem with the twisting climb. One was sitting down with his face in his hands weeping and the other had one eye covered with his hand has his mother helped him go up the stairs. I’m guessing vertigo was the problem for both of them.

4 thoughts on “Lighthouse

  1. Interesting those boys couldn’t take it. I love the sea photos and the one of that incredible spiraling staircase. Great shot.

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