Driving only gets you close to the shoreline, to actually get to the ocean, it’s much better to park and walk where you can find many semi-hidden paths. You never know what vistas await once you get through the wild vegetation.



sometimes there are secret passageways

or surprise geysers

or clumps of shellfish

like these oysters on the beach!

The area is known for shellfish, so it’s not surprising that homes

have docks as well as driveways.

With modern technology, old fashioned lighthouses are picturesque markers now.


Sand dunes still protect the land from the wind and sea.



Heading back to Paris along the lavender roads leading north makes for a fragrant farewell.