A three hour tour.

As you may know, I celebrated a milestone birthday this past weekend. The birthday could have been weird or sad, as I was celebrating in a foreign country without any friends or family nearby except for V. Well, my darling V gave me the most marvelous day from start to finish.

Coolest amongst the birthday surprises was a compilation of videos, wishing me a happy birthday, from friends and family all around the world. It felt like I had all my people with me in my living room in the middle of France! It was quite the undertaking by V and I was so grateful for it.

He also treated me to breakfast on the veranda, with a stack of homemade crêpes and the fluffiest omelet I have ever eaten.

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He gave me the French equivalent of the “little blue box”, the big orange box which contained a beautiful, timeless scarf.

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Like Gilligan and his crew, we set out on a three hour tour of the Rade de Brest, exploring the coastline and sitting down to a delicious lunch of crab from one the best restaurants in town.

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We passed close to the naval ship graveyard…

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…and under our favorite bridge.

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The bridge is curved and very cool to drive over, and just as cool to sail under, it turns out.

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The whole boat sang happy birthday to me. Well, they sang “Joyeux Anniversaire.” As friend of the blog Natasha says, “That V is a keeper.” I think so too. Best birthday ever and definitely softens the blow of turning (eek!) 40.

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