You can catch a bus to the Île de Ré but if you catch the boat from the old harbour…

 

past the silos, jetties and pipelines of the new port…

 

past the dockside cranes…

 

under the bridge…

 

looking back over the wake of the boat…

 

and forward across calm water…

 

you know you’re crossing the sea to a real island.

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