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Brest

I left a sunny warm Théhillac in some haste, to arrive safely at Brest.

Brest 02.08.17
Brest 02.08.17

Later we went and plucked plums in the rain, for jam making, then had a long walk around the port with it’s many shops and restaurants. 
I noticed the commercial part of the port is reviving.

Brest, home of the dashing ‘Goélette’ La Recouverance of Brest, a replica ‘privateer’, ‘lettre de marque’ vessel, an armed schooner.

La Recoverance, schooner 02.08.17
La Recoverance, schooner 02.08.17

In other words a legalised pirate ! IMG_0677
My Brest friends told me, during the Napoleonic Wars you won all the battles but we made all the money !

Joel taught me many new French words, mostly sea faring terms.

Joel Linquette 02.08.17
Joel Linquette 02.08.17

It took less time than expected, 2.5 hrs.
Yet again Marie Therese produced a superb lunch, a lasagne with salmon with a magic sauce I don’t understand accompanied by fresh bread, fresh green salad and an interesting wine provided by Joel from the cote de Rhone.

This eveing’s light meal is accompanied by a rare Castel de Brames (Gaillac) red wine, made traditionaly from some of the most ancient grape stock in all France.

La Recouverance (V1943)
La Recouverance (V1943)