Where to go for a short break? I love the sea! That doesn't mean I need to be on it, miles from land, although that's fine. But I like shorelines, islands, estuaries, little bays, rock pools, wet feet, cliffs, gulls, fishing boats and yachts. And seafood. And sailboards, since I spent many years windsurfing.
So, off to the gulf of Morbihan, the town of Vannes, to a clean and anonymous business hotel. And islands, and sea, boats.....
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But first, on the way, the town of Josselin, and a big castle inhabited by the Duke and Duchess of Rohan (do they ride, I wonder?), on the banks of the Brest-Nantes canal. And a church tower with 138 steps in a spiral, narrow and steep. You miss your footing, you'll feel every single one on the way down.
Then, on to Vannes. Check into the hotel, then where to go? Look, there's a place called Arradon Point.... I bet that's a good place to go and see the sea. And for sure they'll have somewhere you can sit and have a beer and watch. And maybe if we're lucky, a nice restaurant where we can have a good seafood dinner.
There they all were, what delight. Paddlers, windsurfers, yachts, fishing boats, all moving with the incoming tide. A shoreside bar to watch them from, beer in hand. And when hunger drives, a restaurant overlooking the water, to view the rising tide, the dusking sky, and enjoy what must be one of the best meals of my life. Deep joy.