During the Middle Ages, pilgrims had to walk their way to Mont Saint-Michel during extreme low tide. It was considered very dangerous. Back then, people who planned to go to Mont Saint-Michel first made out a will, in case they didn’t return.

We crossed the bay barefoot on the mudflats, including sections of quicksand.  Timing is critical, as the deep tide comes in swiftly with strong currents.  The danger is being unable to swim against the current to reach shore, or worse – being stuck in quicksand, and drowning as the tide comes in over your head.  We tried the quicksand, of course!  We sank in at about an inch a second.