Obviously when you’ve spent an entire night and day in the car in fiercely hot temperatures driving through a foreign country the correct thing to do the following morning is to get up early, drive a long way, and have a full day out.

As I’m writing this blog post nearly 10 years after the event (sometimes it takes me a little time to get around to these things) I really can’t remember a lot of detail about the day other than that we went onto the Île de Ré and drove to the very furthest end to visit the Phares des Baleines, a rather large lighthouse at the very western tip of the island. I remember it was very warm, but that was true of the whole week.

The photos give evidence that we went up to the top of the lighthouse.

Ile_De_Re_11 Phare des Baleines New Tower.jpg Ile_De_Re_10 Phare des Baleines Staircase.jpg Ile_De_Re_09 Phare des Baleines Staircase.jpg Ile_De_Re_08 Phare des Baleines Light.jpg Ile_De_Re_07 Shoreline.jpg Ile_De_Re_06 Shoreline.jpg Ile_De_Re_05 Shoreline.jpg Ile_De_Re_04 Radio Mast.jpg Ile_De_Re_02 Shoreline & Groyne.jpg Ile_De_Re_01 Phare des Baleines Old Tower.jpg Ile_De_Re_03 Shoreline.jpg Ile_De_Re_19 Phare des Baleines New Tower.jpg Ile_De_Re_18 Phare des Baleines Old Tower.jpg Ile_De_Re_17 Phare des Baleines Old Tower.jpg Ile_De_Re_16 Phare des Baleines Window.jpg Ile_De_Re_15 Ami & Camera.jpg Ile_De_Re_14 Phare des Baleines New Tower Collage1.jpg Ile_De_Re_13 Phare des Baleines Two Towers.jpg Ile_De_Re_12 Phare des Baleines Two Towers.jpg


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