In Bretagne we met a really nice couple at the beach. We had a nice chat about Bretagne, the amazing food, the wind and waves, the sun and the beautiful empty beaches. And off course that we had to come there again....
She had taken some pictures from his sessions with some pretty professional looking equipment. Turned out he was a professional photographer, so I asked him if he could send me some of those pictures to post here on our blog. No problem, he said ;-))
When I got home I checked out his website. He has done some interesting work. Shooting at big concerts from bands like Bon Jovi, Rammstein, Guano Apes and Alice Cooper. But also shooting travel stories (keep your eyes open for the Ireland story in the dutch Surf Magazine). He sent me a link to the pictures they made in Bretagne, and it's always cool to see a place you know well, through the eyes of someone else. It gives you a different perspective.
Although I wished I was there right now, I still have some sweet memories from last week in Bretagne. One of the things I love to do when abroad, is go to the market. There you see the local produce and get the real feel of the place.
Like I said sweet memories.... Remember: strawberries from Plougastel, the best!!!!
Not my favorite, but you have the choice of many ;-)
Vegetables the way vegetables should look.
In the afternoon some light wind and reasonable waves.... That made 4 days windsurfing and 2 days surfing. And it was only Wednesday ;-))
Our house was walking distance from the beach, so we took Tinky Winky by the hand and walked there. When she could see the beach Ella would yell "Yeah, there it is!!!"
On our way to the beach, this is the view
The Tinky Winky suit was perfect, she could sit in the wet sand and the cold wind without getting hypothermia ;-))
The first day with wind AND waves was the day with the worst weather.... A lot of rain, but when you're out on the water you get wet anyway ;-)) It was crowded, at least for what we are used to in Bretagne, quite onshore and the waves were close together, but I had a lot of fun jumping and backside waveriding ;-)) And never had anyone in my way despite the crowd.... At mid tide the waves picked up quite a bit to several sets easily being overhead