Salines d’Orient

Salines d’Orient is a large salt pond between Orient Beach and Le Galion. On a recent visit, I explored the pond, finding large mudflat areas where the water had receded. Although some spots were firm and sandy, others areas had a cracked crust over black mud. A purple ring of what I think must be algae surrounded much of the pond. Late in the afternoon, some royal terns were bathing and flying around the pond.

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