Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Fort National

This is a seventeenth century fort just outside the city of Saint-Malo in Brittany. It was built by the famous military architect, Vauban. I took this photo from the defensive wall that encloses the old city. When the tide comes in, the fort is only accessible by boat. At low tide, visitors can walk there.

Looks like this guy is getting out just in time. Digitized color slide, January 1992.

Only two weeks remain in this year's school summer vacation. The kids are scheduled to go back to class on Thursday the first of September. Our weekly shopping flyers are full of ads for back-to-school supplies. Time marches on.


  1. Spain doesn't have much in the way of shopping flyers, which makes me grateful. I'm fascinated by those forts and castles that can be reached by foot at low tide. I'd be stranded at a lot of castles and forts.

  2. I thought kids went back to school much later than that in France! Hunh!

  3. I wonder what the fort's purpose was. Do you know?

  4. Mary in Oregon17 August, 2022 19:50

    First I have heard of Vauban. Something new to get more info on! Did you attempt the walk out to the Fort?


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