Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mont St. Michel

On Sunday we toured the Normandy area with local farmer Phillippe F. We were fortunate to see Mont St. Michel. Google says it is a "small, inhabited island with 11th-century, Romanesque abbey and the highest tides in Europe." They began building here in 900 AD. Such an amazing place. We only had a few hours and could have spent much more time, if there had been any.
There is only one way in and out.
 There are shops, hotels and a few homes on the steep walk up to the abbey.

From R: Husband, Nadine (interpreter), Phillippe F.
The church.
Phillippe, Woody, Myself, Husband, David and Doug

One of two fireplaces of this size in one room. (l. Frank, our driver.)
A sledge trolley/pulley system used to transport supplies into the abbey.
Men walked in this wheel to raise the loaded sledge. Below: a roller sledge.

This bird was scolding some tourists who were having a sack lunch by his tree.

1 comment:

  1. Wow and wow! That kids book on a Shakespeare mystery starts right there.