Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel at low tide

Mont Saint Michel at low tide

Yesterday, on our team’s day off, my good pal Levi and I decided to go on an adventure. We drove 2.5 hours north into Normandy to see a famous French Landmark…. Mont Saint Michel. Now, Levi says it’s one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, but I couldn’t find it on any of these lists. Hmmm, Levi…..

But anyways, it is a very beautiful place nonetheless. Mont Saint Michel is a church built on a very distinct peninsula of Normandy, in the northwest of France. What makes it distinct is that at high tide, the peninsula is entirely covered up! In my picture above, you can see that Levi and I saw the Mont when the tide was low. In fact, there was almost no water around at all. But as you can see below, at high tide, the Mont really becomes an island.

Mont Saint Michel at high tide.

Mont Saint Michel at high tide.

So it’s a very beautiful place, and we figured since we had the day off and we may never get the chance to come back, why not??

Mont Saint Michel is a very old place with a long, interesting history. So long in fact, that I will let you read all about it here instead of writing it myself! Instead, I’ll just share some of my pictures.

IMG_2545 IMG_2541 IMG_2559 IMG_2562 IMG_2566 IMG_2568 IMG_2570 IMG_2579 IMG_2580 IMG_2586 IMG_2593So it was a fun trip and definitely worth the drive. Next time, we’ll have to go at high tide… and bring a snorkel! (bad joke)

Ciao!

Murphy

 

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