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So pleased to see the sun shining this morning. Lovely breakfast, then we walked into town to explore the quaint streets, shops & many art galleries. Visited the photography museum which has a fabulous display of photos of Picasso, giving great insight into the years he spent living in the area
Back to the coast we drove through Cannes, which was very busy, then around the coast through Juan-les-Pins past the Eden Roc hotel to Antibes.
Walked through the old part ...
So this is what the Verdon Canyon is meant to be like if its not totally white out fog and pouring rain. Which it was all day. All 8 hours of sitting on a bus. Seriously tour company, if you know that a place is not accessible that day. Don't go. Stuff your itinerary!
Tried to take a few pics but kind of ...
... a lovely tourist town where boats leave from to access Portofino and other islands.
After 30minutes free time in Rapallo we boarded a boat to Portofino. The views were like a fairy tale and sped by quickly. The boat also stops in Santa Margherita ...stunning place with huge residences of the rich and famous.
The entire boat ride was about 30minutes and soon we pulled up in Portofino, arrival is ...
Woohoo! Breakfast! .....excitement squashed....our breakfast was white bread rolls, cheese, ham and spreads and hard boiled eggs. If not for the eggs I would have starved. Italian coffee!!!?...nope not yet....powdered machine coffee for us....reminded me of the machines they used to have up in the mess in the mines!
4 eggs and a heap of cheese and we were packing ready for another long bus trip.
But wait, we ...
... Tomtom screen seems filled with a big red blob. Surely this must have been an old smugglers' road, it is so remote, empty, untrafficked.
The summit is bleak and windswept with fine views over the Maritime Alps. It is cold at this altitude and the sky is heavy with the threat of rain.
So we drop down through the Isola 2000 ski resort then on down to the village ...