Just got back from a marvelous month-long trip to France, where I had practically no internet at all. So I'm catching up. This trip was three-fold: 1) to attend my French niece's wedding; 2) to gather all of my children (who had come for the wedding) at our cottage in Brittany; 3) to do further research and photography for Books II and III in the Watchmen Saga. The trip was a success on all counts! And did I visit Mont Saint Michel? Yep, twice, and with "Katelyn" as well! Just check her out below on the beach of the island, right next to Saint Aubert's Chapel, which my readers will know is really dedicated to Michel, the son of our beloved Jean le Vieux. Tombelaine Island is in the background, where the disobedient monks were sent during the middle ages, and which was occupied by the English soldiers during the 100 Years' War. This narrow beach and the rocks around the chapel are completely covered during high tide, so you can only visit at low tide, and you better know just exactly when the tide is coming in so you don't get trapped!
And here is Katelyn visiting the chapel to pay her respects to Michel and Jean le Vieux:
Below is a shot of me at the door of Notre Dame Sous Terre, one of the four ancient crypts that holds up the abbey church. On the left, is the chapel in Notre Dame Sous Terre where the original stone from Saint Aubert's oratory built in 709 is visible in the opening behind the altar. Katelyn's 'keyhole' is carved into the stone bench in the alcove on the right side of the altar.
More photos and news of my France trip to come!