nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

white buildings, white roads 5-8

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houses at the approach to Belle Croix (image from Street View)

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Day 5-8 1 Logbook

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Day 5-8 1 map

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On my virtual bike trip, I am getting closer to the west coast of France and the Bay of Biscay (a Bay of the Atlantic Ocean).  For one thing, my trip on May 6 took me through Dompierre-sur-Mer.  ‘Sur-Mer means ‘on the sea’ although, at the end of my ‘bike trip’, I was still 7 km from the coast.

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The geology of the area is quite different and reminds me of the coast.  For example, the stonework of older buildings includes white-colored limestone …

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house built of white stone (image from Street View)

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 ‘White’ roads, which I assume are made from local calcium-containing rock, are a part of the landscape …

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white road near Bourgneuf (image from Street View)

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A look at the map shows these ‘white’ roads …

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5-8 map of white roads

map of white roads (map from Google Earth)

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The best way to see the local geology is at major intersections where the construction has exposed the soil …

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white intersection

excavation next to highway (image from Street View)

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Best of all, the air tastes salty and there is a fresh wind across the flat land (I love imagination)!  In the distance are clouds that must hover above the ocean! …

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road to Belle Croix (image from Street View)

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Best View:  a memory of all the interesting rocks and stones I have collected in my life …

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'three stones'

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

May 29, 2013 at 7:05 am

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  1. I’m really enjoying your virtual bike rides, Jane. The scenery is interesting and often beautiful, especially your Best View. 🙂

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    Robin

    June 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    • Hi. I am surprised how often Street View manages an artistic view of the countryside. Thanks for enjoying my Best Views … my favorite part of the trip. Jane

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      jane tims

      June 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

  2. Amazingly flat empty landscape – good for cycling!

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    dianajhale

    May 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    • Hi Diana. I grew up in Alberta where everything is flat. Great for biking! Jane

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      jane tims

      May 30, 2013 at 7:22 am

  3. I enjoy your observations both real and imagined. The white roads are attractive, perhaps because they are so different.

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    Carol Steel

    May 29, 2013 at 10:07 am


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