nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

beaches and dunes 6-3

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view of Ile de Ré from Bridge

view of Ile de Ré from Bridge (image from Street View)

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Day 3 1 Logbook

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Day 6-3 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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At last, I have arrived on Ile de Ré!  I love the name Sablanceau, the first community I reached on the island … it seems to be a name made from the words ‘sand’ (le sable), ‘white’ (blanc) and ‘water’ (l’eau) …

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beach to east of bridge

beach to east of bridge (image from Street View)

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 It looks like the beaches of the island are accessible to vehicle traffic, making them vulnerable to erosion.  I was glad to see boardwalks have been to constructed to reduce the impacts of foot traffic across the dunes  …

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walk way across the dune

walk way across the dune (image from Street View)

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The island is flat and there are bike routes everywhere …

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bike route

bike route along the beach (image from Street View)

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It must be nice to live directly across the road from such a beautiful beach, but the traffic must be annoying …

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houses along the Sablanceau beach

houses along the Sablanceau beach (image from Street View)

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Best View: dunes of Sablanceau …

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'dunes near Sablanceau'

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

June 14, 2013 at 7:49 am

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  1. Yay! You made it to the beach. Looks like a lovely bike route. 🙂

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    Robin

    June 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

    • Hi Robin. I am fairly proud of myself. The bike trails on Ile de Re get accolades all over the internet. Jane

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      jane tims

      June 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

  2. What a scenic locale!

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    Sheryl

    June 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    • Hi Sheryl. Yes, lots to see even with this brief view. Very warm too, judging from palm trees! Jane

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      jane tims

      June 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  3. Lovely drawing of the dunes, Jane x

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    Gemma Hawdon

    June 14, 2013 at 9:15 am


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