poetry and prose about place

trying to glimpse the beach 6-10

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pines inland of beach on Ile de Ré (image from Street View)


Day 6-10 1 Logbook


Day 6-10 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


Biking from one town to the next on Ile de Ré, I know the beach and the ocean are just ‘over there’, but a berm, a dune and a sea-wall prevent any good views …


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road along beach near Le Martray on Ile de Ré – beach is across the berm to the right (image from Street View)


 Once in a while, I catch a glimpse of the beach through a private yard …


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glimpse of beach (image from Street View)


On the right side of the road, facing inland, I have excellent views of the salt marsh …


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salt marsh (image from Street View)


A large area of these marshes are dedicated to producing salt …


DAY 6-10 1 MAP_crop

map showing rectangular salt reclaiming areas (map from Google Earth)


I also see the extensive vineyards I have encountered elsewhere on the island …


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rows of vines in vineyards near Ars-en-Ré (image from Street View)


Best View: grapes ripe on the vine …



‘grapes’ June 5, 2013 Jane Tims


Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

July 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

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  1. Once again, I love your Best View. I also like the pines in the first street view. The Google people passed us on the road yesterday. I wonder if we showed up on a street view?



    July 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    • Hi Robin. Awesome. Perhaps I’ll get to ‘talk’ to you on one of my virtual conversations. I wonder what you’ll say!!!! 🙂 Jane


      jane tims

      July 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm

  2. Thank goodness you’re virtual biking! It looked like an awfully lot of traffic on a narrow road in the one picture–and I’d worry if you were actually on that road.



    July 2, 2013 at 12:06 am

    • Hi. You are absolutely right. In general, the ‘traffic’ hasn’t been bad – probably since I took back roads and Street View photographs in the early morning. But the traffic on Ile de Re has been noticeably busy. Jane


      jane tims

      July 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

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