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... favourite shop called Metropolitan.
On the way back to the car we stood in the fountain in the middle of the square it was so good.
Then I was really sad because I wanted to swim at the beach but there were no car parks anywhere so we had to go home as it was tea time and we needed an early night to go for our last dark bike ride in the morning. I was so tired I went straight to sleep
This morning saw us ip early, early, early as our luggage had to be out by 7am and our bus was to leave at 8am for a 5 1/2 hour bus ride to Barcelona. Someone should have told Scenic that the first Saturday in August was the busiest on the rods in Europe! It took us 6 hours to go about 240km! 10 hours in total to Barcelona!
however we did get to see the Dali museum in Figueres! Weird stuff but I still like the melting ...
... area. It was jam packed, and after a quick stroll around the town looking for something to eat, decided to look for something simpler as were not that hungry (after another very filling carby breakfast). Unfortunately, in our indecision and slowness looking for food Sam got a low blood sugar – we are not doing too well at timing our meals. Late lunches and dinners are now the norm.
Back to the room, rested and headed to Gordes looking for dinner. A bit ...
We drove the long way to the Carmargue today. The guide books are offputting as they describe gangs of thieves who target foreign cars. Once we had turned off the main road at Arles, the land immediately became flat with big skies. Almost immediately we came across the white horses that the area is famous for, grazing by the roadside.
Just short of Sts Maries we stopped at the ornithological park. Initially we took the wrong ...
... and four sore bums later we hit the beach. We still haven't had the stereotypical Mediterranean experience. Although the water was a little bit warmer it was a bit like being on a Wellington beach with wind blowing sand all over the place. The bus back to Arles must have doubled as the school bus as it took us to a number of out of the way places (which was interesting) but took somewhat longer.
Tuesday morning it was time to leave ...