Last weekend was spent discovering the beautiful Île de Ré, an island off the west coast of France near La Rochelle. A popular vacation destination, the island is known for its sandy beaches, oysters and salt fields. This week’s photo shows Louis Bernicot at Île de Ré in 1952. Bernicot was a French navigator known for sailing around the world solo. He completed the 32,000 mile journey in 21 months and 9 days, leaving in August of 1936 and returning in May of 1938. At the time, he was the fourth known navigator to have completed the trip.
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