It was November 2013, and for one woman sat on the shore near the seaside town of Dieppe in northern France, a relaxing day at the beach was about to turn into a harrowing near miss. She was minding her own business, sunbathing on a secluded stretch, when a thunderous natural event occurred. And one visiting photographer caught the whole episode on camera.
Dieppe isn’t exactly known for being a dangerous vacation destination. Still, that’s not to say it hasn’t seen some action and thrown up it’s share of interest in the past. For one, the Normandy coastal town is famed for having been a battleground in the Second World War. It is also the birthplace of the French former soccer star Emmanuel Petit. Oh, and it’s known to produce excellent scallops.
With the war having long since ended, then, this woman could hardly have been expecting to be in fear for her life during her visit to the area in late 2013. And so she set up to relax and catch some rays on the stretch of Les Petites-Dalles near the town. It certainly is a beautiful locale. So much so, in fact, that it was once painted by the famous Impressionist artist Claude Monet – though it’s well worth a visit for anyone.