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High tide at St Martin

A couple of friends and I passed a very enjoyable day together rambling up the coast from St Martin. Twice a year we get really high tide, and round here we get the highest tides in Europe, so la grande marée is a really big event, both for the views of the salt-marshes completely covered and for the pêche a pied at low tide.

This is the road to Les Salines that crosses the Havre de la Vanlée. The tide came in so fast, it was like a river running

Today I’m helping another neighbour move out from the old town. She’s the second I’ve lost in the last couple of months, and I’m beginning to wonder if its something I said…

As autumn rolls in and the tourists disappear I’m getting myself ready for my second winter here.

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