Hotel Le Grand Canal
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Second to last full day in Europe.. sighhh.
Olivier and I went to an inlet to swim in the afternoon. Another gorgeous day. After coming back and feeding Charlotte some wonderful spinach gunk, we took a trip into Marseille, the second largest city in France next to Paris.
We first headed to Notre-Dame de le Garde, a catholic bascillia located at the highest point in Marseille. This church, seen from ...
First day in La Ciotat where Karine and Olivier live, right not the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Went to bed late, woke up a little late, and bummed around for part of the morning. Once afternoon struck we were off to Cassis to see what the coast had in store for us.
Cassis, a popular fancy tourist stop in the summer, is known for it's beautiful ...
... can't quite grab it..... One last desperate lunge..........and Gotcha!!! I'm quite sure that one shouldn't get such an inordinate sense of elation from such a simple little thing.... Meanwhile.....the horns are blaring behind me, people are shouting ( they really are rude *******s), and so, just because I can, I very leisurely clip on my seat belt, ease-off the hand-brake , and ....oops.... Here comes a man to see what the problem is..... Bonjour to you too Messieur ! And ...
... recently and knew the water there was extremely cold....I quick foot in the water refreshed my memory! Before I knew it one of the crew had dived in, I assumed it was Lola the niece/au pair/babysitter for Charlie. A longer glance and I realised it was my darling wife!!!!!!!!
Before long Ronald was also in the water, the rest us waited til later in the afternoon but we all had a dip and survived
As you can see from the photos, ...
... with other European and expat friends to the contrary, we were able to find a turkey - and a 5.1kg (11+lb) one at that!! Not only that, but the Auchan had a whole wall of various turkey parts (breasts, legs, etc.) so even lacking a whole turkey we could have put together a fine meal. the only thing I couldn't find was fresh herbs. This is Provence - didn't they invent rosemary?? Armed with local cheese, sausage, baguette, and a value-size ...