St. Malo

Wednesday 20th September 2017, 2.40pm (day 2,218)

St Malo, 20/9/17

St Malo is on the northern coast of France, close to where the coast of Brittany takes a turn to the north and becomes Normandy. The old town is behind a complete ring of 17th century fortifications built to defend against the nasty English and Dutch. The tidal range here is extensive, some 45 feet between high tide and low; the broad beach you see here is completely covered by several feet of water twice a day.

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2 thoughts on “St. Malo

  1. Paul thompson. says:

    Lovely place, famously the first time napalm was used in warfare was in St Malo in 1944 by the Americans.

    • Drew Whitworth says:

      Not the greatest claim to fame! I believe much of the old town (seen in the shot behind the ramparts) is actually a rebuild after WW2

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