One of my favorite birthday presents from Stijn was a trip to the coast of France a couple of years ago. In St Malo we had an amazing view from our room over looking the coastline.
We saw many beautiful places but the most fascinating was St Malo, which has one of the best known tidal ranges in the world.
The Bay of St Malocan pride itself to have one of the greatest Spring tides in Europe, thanks to its geographical position. Spring tides are especially strong tides (they do not have anything to do with the season Spring). When the Atlantic Ocean is caught in the bottleneck of the Channel, the sea waves rush through very quickly and at an extremely great force. The tidal range is the difference between high and low tide - on average it is more than 40 feet around St Malo.
So a walk to the Citadel was a fun challenge in the early morning!
By the end of our day, the tide was out and if you wanted, you could walk for miles out on the beach!
You can read about our trip to the coast of France by clicking here.
Don't forget to check out "Watery Wednesday" for some more fantastic watery pictures from around the world!