Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sete


It's been a busy week as I've had a friend visiting from Ireland. One of the things on her 'to do' list was a trip to the Mediterranean, specifically to Sete. When she left Dublin the day before, it was bucketing rain and so cold she could see her breath when she exhaled , so even though the water was a bit cool, the air in Sete was balmy and in she went! Braver than me, I have to say. I sat on the beach and took pictures.

I think this young man was digging to China

Sete wraps around and up Mont St. Clair. The views from the top are panoramic. To the right is the Bassin de Thau, an enclosed salt water lake...
You can see where the traps are placed for oyster and mussel farming in the bassin
The bassin is on the right and the Mediterranean on the left of the long, narrow isthmus that connects Sete with Marseillan. The beach we visited is on the strip of sand along the Med...very nice, clean and full of beautiful shells
While Sete is more a working fishing port than a charming seaside resort area, it's definitely worth a return visit. Maybe next time I'll actually dip my toes into the water!

1 comment:

  1. Brrrrr I think you made the right decision to take the photos instead of a swim! Reading about Sete makes me want to go back as I haven't visited for a few years.

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