PRO TIP 3: Research the tides before you travel!
I think this is a tip you’ll see on any post about Mont Saint-Michel, but it is so important!
Mont Saint-Michel is famous for its tides that come in “as swiftly as a galloping horse.” However, tides are dependent on the season and the phases of the moon. 🌝 🌙 🌚 The highest tides (sometimes referred to as “spring tides” or the “tidal bore”) take place 36 to 48 hours after the full and new moons. The highest spring tides take place in March and September. To observe the phenomenon of the rising tide, you should find a spot on the ramparts about two hours before high tide.
Shawn and I were lucky to be there for TWO incredible tidal bores. One in the evening and one the next morning. We didn’t capture a full time lapse, but if you watch the videos above carefully, you can see the incredible tidal bore flooding the bay!
Also, because we went over to the island so early in the morning for Lauds (see my first post on Mont Saint-Michel to learn about the early morning church services in the abbey) when the tide came in, we were on the island while everyone else was stuck on the bridge!
Le 🐚 de la baie de Granville a enfin droit à son appellation IGP, mais ne vous y trompez pas, la capitale du bulot c’est bien Pirou, là d’où viennent aussi nos huîtres ! Les bulotiers ne quittent leur mouillage face au poste des sauveteurs que pour aller relever les casiers chaque nuit 🌙. Ils sont ensuite cuits comme il se doit, à l’eau de mer 🌊, et servis avec la mayonnaise maison du chef ! #perlouse
9 December 1944 "These soldiers of the 357th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, were fighting the enemy last night across the Saar River near Dillingen. They have just received word that they are part of 64 US soldiers who will be granted a thirty day furlough at home plus 2 months travel time." All have received the Purple Heart and numerous other decorations for outstanding acts of courage. L to R, (sitting)...T/Sgt. Thomas L. Chamberlain, Kansas City, Mo.; S/Sgt. Merle A. Welfare, Ledyard, Ia.; Sgt. Joseph Dorner, New England, N.D.; and L to R (Standing)...S/Sgt. Ed Melton, Haskell, Tex.; Pvt. James Jirles, Aphens, Tenn.; S/Sgt. Albert J. Apple, Bottom, Tex.; S/Sgt. Victor E. Wold, Friday Harbor, Wn.; and T/Sgt. Albert E. Lambright, Amarillo, Texas. (A). "The defenses of the 1st and 2nd Battalions 357th Infantry were severely tested by a series of
attacks which continued without abatement from morning to night. All were repulsed with extravagant
losses to the enemy. Battalions reported that these Germans were fanatical, that they advanced in close
formation through terrific artillery fire until their ranks were decimated. Never, they said, had they seen
so many dead as littered the battlefield by the end of the day. I and L Companies were likewise struck by
an infantry-tank assault; they too held their ground. Although the regiment had yielded not an inch, the
constant pressure was beginning to make itself felt on the fatigued, exposed, casualty ridden ranks of the
infantry and plans were made to withdraw the 1st the 2nd Battalions slightly so that the regimental front
might be firm and supply line shortened." 8 Dec 1944
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