nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

looking out to sea 6-4

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view from Ile de Ré with the bridge in the distance (image from Street View)

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Day 6-4 1 Logbook

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map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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I am enjoying my glimpse into the way of life on Ile de Ré.  The houses include the now-familiar two-story dwellings on narrow streets.  Most of the houses have painted shutters …

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narrow street in Rivedoux-Plage (image from Street View)

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I also see more modern houses tucked away behind fences and walls …

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street on Ile de Ré (image from Street View)

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Where the route runs along the ocean, there are pleasant walkways and marinas for boaters …

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houses along Rivedoux-Plage (image from Street View)

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There are lots of places to sit and watch the ocean.  Some views overlook extensive oyster farms in the zone of the low tide …

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A closer look at my route map shows the rectangular oyster-growing areas just off-shore …

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Best View: view across the Bay of Biscay toward the Ile de Ré Bridge – a place to sit and watch the ocean …

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

June 17, 2013 at 7:19 am

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  1. Really love your Best View. 🙂

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    Robin

    June 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

  2. beautiful!

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    Sigrun

    June 18, 2013 at 3:52 am

  3. Always wanted to go there so thanks for the visit!

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    dianajhale

    June 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

  4. Hello Jane,

    It’s an interesting concept that you’re exploring here – & you’re being very persistent with it I must say! I’m beginning to wonder if you’ll come & visit me sometime in the near future!

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    Sonya Chasey

    June 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    • Hi Sonya. I think I am to the north of you right now. I would like to visit your white cliffs and green forests. Perhaps I’ll ‘see’ you on a future virtual cycle!!!! Jane

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      jane tims

      June 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  5. The water offers lovely views, so smooth and inviting. I can almost smell the salt (wonderful) and the oyster beds (not so good).

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    Carol Steel

    June 17, 2013 at 9:13 am

    • Hi Carol. Yes, I imagine there are times when the wind is blowing just in the wrong direction!!! Jane

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      jane tims

      June 17, 2013 at 6:48 pm


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