Between sky and sea
Cancale lives in me just as much as I live in Cancale. I was born here, and I've built my life here, in the suspended land between the earth and the sea that is the Mont Saint Michel Bay, where the very pulse of the universe seems audible. To truly understand such a place, one must imagine the 250 million cubic metres of water that fill and empty the bay twice per day. Every time the ocean retreats, it leaves 0,2% more sediment than there was before. Relentlessly, the sand in the bay accumulates. In the ninth century, going to the Mont Saint Michel meant braving the dangers of the water — it was an island.