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Here is another picture of my little corner of paradise, the Chausey Islands, a small archipelago located in the Mont Saint Michel Bay in Normandy. It's a maze of rocks and small channels, changing all the time with the tide and the weather.

Here are some "doris", commonly used by fishermen to work within the archipelago. They are long and flat, perfectly adapted to move across the islands. They used to be moved by oars, but today they all have small engines.

In the background you can see the small houses that form the "village" of the Blainvillais, so called because it was founded by men coming from Blainville, a small town on the nearby normand coast. People would come to Chausey in the XIXth century, first to work as granit miners, and then as fishermen.

This picture was taken at high tide during the spring tide last march. In the WS, I put a picture of the same spot taken at low tide the same day: almost 13 meters of differences in water level...

[PS: The Chausey Islands are mercifully still ignored by Google Maps, so I can't show you where they are! :^)]

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