Saturday, March 23, 2013

a lonely duck

The mallards here look to be the same as those in the States.  This one is lounging on the edge of the Isle d'Or, the island of gold, which is right in front of the château.  The island is located at the Loire's widest point, and I think also probably the shallowest.  That makes it the perfect place to build a bridge in two segments that connect the left bank and the right bank.


  1. Thank you for this picture. I love ducks and I have plenty of them... in my computer. Each time we drive to Belgium from Cherbourg we stop at a big place for ducks: l'Aire de la Baie de Somme. They are very friendly as this huge place is designed and dedicated to protect them and they get plenty of food, of course!

  2. I just had to Google l'Aire de la Baie de Somme and see that it is an amazing place. I would love to see it. Thanks for the tip !