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Along the Loire River (To Escape the Heat)

It’s hot.

We drink water, splash water on us whenever we get the chance, sweat like crazy, try to hang out or walk by the river or the seaside to cool off.

It’s really hot. Apparently many cities around the world are experiencing all-time-high temperatures, which basically means that if we were in a Hollywood movie, we’d be all dead or dealing with a major eco-disaster by now.

Okay, I must admit it’s even too hot for me. I’m happy when it’s around 30⁰C but even I find it hard to deal with 35⁰C or more at night if I’m not right on a tropical beach, feet in the water.

“It’s not gonna last,” people predict. “This is the last day of the heat wave.”

“I’ve heard it was going to be even hotter tomorrow,” other people whisper.

We’re all waiting for l’orage, one of these big thunderstorms to bring temperature down.

Nantes hoping for rain, that’s unusual!

We spend the day walking along the Loire River and the Île de Nantes. At least, it was a bit breezier. In most of the downtown core, it’s stuffy and it feels like moving through in a hot-air mass.

L’arbre à basket (basketball tree), Île de Nantes
Bâtiment Ateliers et Chantiers de Nantes, Île de Nantes
Les machines de l’Île, the elephant, Île de Nantes
Les machines de l’Île, the elephant, Île de Nantes
Les machines de l’Île, the elephant, Île de Nantes
Les machines de l’Île, the elephant, Île de Nantes
Yellow Titan crane, Île de Nantes
Yellow Titan crane, Île de Nantes
Loire River and Quai de la Fosse from the Île de Nantes
Quai des Antilles, Île de Nantes
Quai des Antilles, Île de Nantes
Île de Nantes from the Pont des 3 Continents
Loire River from the Pont des 3 Continents
Disused sugar factory from the Pont de Pornic
Disused sugar factory from the Pont de Pornic
Loire River from the Pont de Pirmil

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