Alabaster Coast in Winter

Spending the turn of the year in Normandy (or, like in other years, in Brittany… ) can be associated with a great deal of trust in the weather gods… However, this trust could be deceptive!

The two weeks at the end of December 2022 / beginning of January 2023 showed how reliable this was. During this time, sun worshipers often waited in vain, and photographers were also mostly disappointed by the light conditions… continuous rain, puddles and hiking boots sinking into the mud were probably the order most of the days…

Well, apparently there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing…

Under these conditions, the Alabaster Coast still retained its charm:
Fish, scallops and oysters are fresh and tasty even when it rains!

Some interesting pictures could still be taken:

Here below some color pictures (digital prints on matte paper in the format 50×40 cm, photo size 26 x 17.3 cm)


Côte d’Albâtre

From Etrétat to Fécamp, from Quiberville to Veules-les-Roses and further on to the North the white cliffs of the Alabaster Coast attract lost of tourists. It is possible to walk and hike along the cliffs on the top as well to get challenged by the pebbles along the shore. Both are well worth the effort.

However you’ll have to take care. In regular landslide there may be tonnes of rock coming down unexpectedly. So don’t either get too close to the cliffs as well on top as well as on the bottom. A good photographic shot isn’t wort the danger!

On the other hand you’ll have to keep in mind the high tide times: Along the shore several passages are blocked by hides, you you wouldn’t like to find yourself blocked on your left and on your right, facing the still incoming tide…

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