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On the Dune du Pilat, an old ladder reappears after the passage of the storm

2023-03-28T17:12:42.716Z


Shaped by the winds in the 19th century, the Dune du Pilat has buried vestiges that are revealed according to the weather. On Sunday, a strong storm revealed the presence of an old ladder.


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Its mountains of sand conceal unsuspected historical treasures.

"

The

Pilat dune

is an archaeological archive, it came to settle in the 19th century on old dunes already present, forest and buildings

", explains Nathalie Madrid.

The delegate of the Aquitaine coast at the Conservatoire du littoral marvels at these ancient elements found during excavations organized each year or simply thanks to the westerly winds.

On Sunday, a strong storm highlighted a ladder, the tip of which had begun to appear several days ago.

Fascinated by meteorological events since adolescence, Florian Clément was there.

The maintenance technician at Météo France measured in a corridor of the famous mound gusts of wind between 100 and 110 km / h.

The most violent reached more than 150 km / h.

Measures taken in special conditions: when the west wind blows so hard, the sand slaps.

You have to make sure that as few centimeters of skin as possible come out

,” explains the local child.

He usually wears a ski mask to protect his eyes.

Accustomed to the place, he was not very surprised when he discovered the ladder, which he identifies as a remnant of the camping de la Forêt which stood in the same place.

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On the Arcachon basin, we are spoiled in terms of weather

Florian Clément, maintenance technician at Météo France

"

It was beautiful this staircase which comes out as if the grains of sand rose towards the sky

", poetizes Nathalie Madrid.

The expert never tires of the movements of nature.

A few steps away, the former Nazi blockhouses, buried by the waves, amaze him just as much.

Florian Clément, for his part, expresses this fascination in video and photographs on his Facebook page entitled "Météo du pays de Buch", where he also publishes weather forecasts produced in his name: "In the Arcachon basin, we are

spoiled weather level with thunderstorms, storms, submersions

(storms during which the waves overflow on the coast, editor's note)

and sometimes even snow...

"

Source: lefigaro

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