First an aerial view of the phare and pointe de Chassiron, at the northern end of the île d'Oléron. Thanks to Google Maps. And then some photos of mine that I took from the top of the lighthouse. Our late friend Cheryl was on the grounds below, sitting on a bench under some trees and then walking Callie the collie on a leash. Looking at those bent-over trees, by the way, you can see how windy it must be along that coast much of the time.
I don't know or remember what the plants just above are called, but we had them growing in our back yard in San Francisco. The climate there was similar to the Oléron climate, I'm sure.