i know that place, very photogenic. but it gives me the creeps; the flow is strong, very dangerous. the view from some houses in that part of Gironde can be astounding, but i would not live up to the frustration of not being able to swim there (far, far too dangerous).
that is an amazing river bank. i enjoyed driving along there a lot. This was right after "marée haute", which made the scenery even more spectacular with the mud coming over the banks of the river. difficult to find a good view, of course. would have been nice to have access to one of these cabanes ... and - believe me - i did not neglect the wine
Of course it looks sad - shipwrecks alway do. But at least we can assume that - so close to the shore of a river - there is no tragedy behind it, just a forgotten ship which was not required any more. Sad, indeed
It looks alien and I am still wondering if it always is like this, or just due to the giant tide. When looking at all the fresh mud which was deposited I think that it was a special event in geological terms ...
..tides fascinate me .. a similar condition is created just before the approach of a tsunami - where the sea pulls back momentarily before the tsunami hits ....and the sea floor is exposed ...with flopping fish and an odd surreal landscape is created ...it would be nice to freeze this moment and wander out onto the exposed terrain ...perhaps take a photo or two ....but then - of course one better have his surf board at the ready .
Thanks and This is the Gironde River and one of these fishing piers (often with a little hut at the end) which are so typical for the area (like in "Take A Walk"). Color of the water is trues, it was extremely muddy. I presume it was from the extreme tide related to the last full moon. The water had come up almost to the footwalk and you could see traces of fresh mud in the grass beside the entrance. The wreck, of course, reminded me of B. Traven's "The Death Ship" [link][link]
No, no badges, of course, never A most interesting biography, of course - and I remember that the book really fascinated me when I was reading at the age of 17 or so ... (what a lot of reading I did then ...) Today's telco was only 3 hours - pfffh. The next one is scheduled for Thursday, 11 am (!!!) <--- for a change
B. was on the phone at 9 this morning - perfectly reasonable of course - but usually phone calls do not begin till 10 or later. This was early so the people in India could be there before their workday ended. The global workplace!
Reading - me too - read constantly as a child and youth and even young man - slacked off these last few years.