Mont Saint Michel Off The Beaten Path

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    Venture to the island?

    by Bada-Ran Written Jul 17, 2004

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    That's the islands people goes up to. As you can see on the photo, it's not what I'd say "near"

    I think I was less than halfway there when I took the pic, and there was already people at the shore of the island. if I hadn't had to meet my friens early after the pic I would have made it myself. But I had to go back.

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    Detail of the low tide sea

    by Bada-Ran Written Jul 17, 2004

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    What you see on the picture is not water, but mud, or sand, or muddy sand.

    At places it even seemed quicksands, my feet going down on each step.

    A useful tip: when walking on that ground, take off your shoes, sandals, sneackers. Barefeet is the best.

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    Explore the waterless land

    by Bada-Ran Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Mont Saint Michel from the sea.

    When the tide is at it's lowest level, quite a lot of people venture onto the waterless grounds of the sea.

    Some even reach an island at a respectable distance inside. That adventure can be dangerous when the tide starts to it's climb up, and we were said some unconscious tourists were caught by surprise, some even died!

    Well, I started that walk. On soft sands, until I had a great and different view of the Mont Saint Michel. That's what I caught from there.

    The picture seems to be taken from over the sea, but all wet soil you can see is only wet, there is no water at all!

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    More *off to the side* rather than OTBP

    by morgane1692 Written Aug 3, 2003

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    on a dry day you can see the salt flats!

    As you begin your meandering walk up the twisty lane and stairways which lead to the abbey itself, you might do yourself a favor and pay a visit to the tourism office. Just at the top of these little steps here, the office is staffed by knowledgeable people who if nothing else will set you straight about the crazy bus schedule! And imagine that during the really high tides, the waters lap up those steps and even reach the office door! That's what they say, anyway.

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