The 'Tides of the Century' at the Mont St Michel - Normandy

March 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The 'Tides of the Century' at the Mont St Michel - Normandy

Well, a little like the now infamous solar eclipse the day before, the weather wasn't perfect for the 'Tide of the Century' at sunrise on Saturday the 21st of March 2015. I got up really early, yes 5 o'clock in the morning! I'd already prepared my camera bag the night before so I just had the flask of hot tea to make before leaving. I live about 45 minutes away from the Mont St Michel.

I'd decided to avoid the throng of people that would be on the new bridge and looked for a place where there would be less people. I didn't know if I'd be able to park close to the spot where I'd chosen to the west so I left the car at a little place called Beauvoir about 3kms away and started walking in the dark (with my little headlamp) to get as close as possible.

I was expecting to find another photographer or two but I didn't expect the dozen or so that were already at the same point I'd chosen (and have now nick-named 'Le point des photographes').

It was a misty start as the sun rose so several of the photographers left saying they would achieve their 'picture postcard' photo. Then a photographer arrived with his group of students, of all ages, there to learn some of the basics of camera settings.

I agree that the light wasn't perfect but it was great to share this rare moment with other photographers and the walkers who passed by after the sun rose. (If you'd like to see my photos of the Mont St Michel during the spring tides a month ago with better weather please click here)

Here are my photos not just of the magnificent Mont St Michel but also of the other 'participants' of the event. In the first photo you can see the sun rising and also just a few of the thousands of people on the bridge in the distance.

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To organise a visit to the Mont St Michel, discover the following websites :

www.manchetourism.com - www.normandytourism.org

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To organise a visit to the Mont St Michel, discover the following websites :
www.manchetourism.com - www.normandytourism.org


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