Seaside Haven

After the quickfire views of a two-week bus tour, my three companions and I required some rest time; which we found in a place called Saint Malo – a fortress town in France that is so well preserved walking the streets feels as if you have walked back in time . Surrounded by ocean, the tide flows in and out regularly, allowing residents to walk on the sea floor….

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Look at the place. This was taken on the beach that is revealed when the tide recedes allowing us to walk right up to….
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….this awesome fortress! At high tide, the water reaches up to the top of the rocks, leaving only the fortress sticking up. 

This final one was from after I walked among the rocks at the base of this fort…

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I loved the contrast of the natural forms with the clean and intentional lines of the fort – such a clever architect to build on the rocky islands so splendidly.

The weather on a few of the days we were here was stunning and made these views even more striking. Saint Malo was a pirate-y adventure, with mysterious coves, watchtowers and boats galore to discover; if you ever get down to this side of ol’ Brittany, do yourself a favour and book a day here – or even two!

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