The Format – “First Single“
With one of my best friends I went to Bretagne, France. We had an eight hour trip with the car. I drive since one year – but driving with someone else’s car in a country which has way more cars than Switzerland was a serious challenge.
This was our route: Quimper-Brest-Saint Brieuc-Saint Malo. On our way to Quimper we accidentally drove for several hours through the countryside of France – and we almost ran out of gasoline! Well, trust me, always check your GPS and the route it chooses…
We basically just wanted to go and visit the sea. I mean, who goes north in winter when it’s not tourist season? Seriously, there is a reason why it isn’t tourist season there in winter – because the weather is horribly cold and changeable. Several tourist attractions were closed, which was a shame. But anyway, we visited many cliffs, observation points – and the SEA. My favorite places are listed below:
Pont-Aven: A beautiful village where the river L’Aven runs through. Seriously magical, as if you were in a fairytale (look at the first picture below).
Pointe du Raz: This is a rugged cape with cliffs, which were more than 70 meters high. If you decide to go there, check the clouds around you. We got caught in a blizzard when we were there and the wind was super strong. But the freedom you feel at the cliff is just amazing (check out the three following pictures after Pont-Aven).
Mont Saint-Michel: This is a monastery built near the coast. When there is high water the construct is almost completely surrounded by the ocean. Loads of tourists were there, even though it wasn’t season for it – so be aware.
I love spontaneous holidays with people I feel close to. France has been very nice, but not very relaxing. To a romantic like me, cliffs have its significant, specific meaning.
I have a tattoo which says “the which the sea breaks against”. It’s translated form the Aleut word “Alaska” – Aleyska is its archaic spelling and reminds me of my mum’s name.
Cliffs mean strength, relieve, hope and beauty to me.
I tried to let my heart breathe there, but it was just too adventurous all the time for me to really get into emotional-thinking-mode or to reflect a lot. My mind and heart were always consumed with worries – for it was a troublesome, hard time then – and i missed my beloved one – as always.
scarf/headband/jeans/socks – H&M
coat/bag – Vero Moda
shoes – Max Shoes
camera – Canon EOS 1100D