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Monaco was cloudy and grey this morning when we woke. It is November after all. We checked out of the Port Palace Hotel about 10:00 and departed for Provence. The drive was about three hours and 25€ in tolls. While all part of the travel experience, the cost is a bit aggravating for those of us who are use to "freeways".
We arrived at our "gite" or rental unit in the tiny village ...
We are settled in our cute apartment and after another sleep in we arose at 9am to face another day. I have not previously mentioned the weather, it has been nothing other than beautiful ,just like Spring days in Sydney. Ken sitting outside on balcony enjoying a glass of wine at 5.30 in tee shirt. We have been truly blessed with sunny days and no wind at this stage. We enjoyed a coffee and croissant for breakfast and set off again for a full day of walking Around ...
... below but the hight of this small excursion we made was spectacular. Rich even at one point closed his eyes on me taking a photo as the one bar railing between me and the road was a sheer drop. He said he would of been happier wearing a parachute. The roads in some places got very narrow and passing other vehicles became a very tight squeeze. We did several stops along the way and as we reached lower ground I saw people having a picnic and paddling, the area down was just a small ...
New Year's Day
Jude failed the first brain teaser of the day – what wedding
anniversary we are celebrating today. It’s
We hit the road by 9am following the River Var up into the
mountains. In the shady valley the temperature dropped to minus 5 – colder than
Germany – and there was a good hoar frost and plenty of icicles hanging from
the overhead rock formations.
... delicious kebab, Nadia took us to a local bar where we chatted over some beers and enjoyed the outdoor hustle and bustle of Aix. For some reason, Nadia spoke English with a British accent even though she’s never lived in an English speaking country. Keeping with the tradition of our hosts, she was “quite cool”, and even spoke 4 languages fluently! Next on the night’s agenda was Le Sextius Bar, on Cours ...