11h – The island is ours, the time of the low tide
A small rise in undergrowth, and we are in the heart of the island. We surprise some rabbits hopping in the moor. The landscape is grandiose! The golden gorse, the paths winding between the pink rocks, and especially the sight on the sea all around… The others climb the rocks, improvise a game of hide and seek. It is nice to see them running with such a feeling of freedom. We end up finding them under a dolmen behind the island’s stopover lodge.
12pm – 360° picnic
Our wanderings take us to the top of the island, where the house of Lucie Jourdan, Aristide Briand’s companion, was located. The 360° panorama is breathtaking: the ideal place for a picnic! We feel almost alone in the world, and what a pleasure to feel the rays of the spring sun licking our faces…
13:20 – Exploration of the maritime side of the island
At random paths, we continue our visit on the wilder western side. The vegetation beaten by the winds forms real tunnels of greenery. We walk on a carpet dotted with triquette garlic and wood hyacinths. Rejuvenating.
2pm – It’s only goodbye!
After this 3km walk, we are back at the top of the slipway, just in time to cross the passage before it is submerged.
Back on the Castel, while we make a small cuckoo to the Father Trébeurden who watches over the station, a small hand slips into mine: “Dis, we will be able to spend the night on the island all together the next time?”