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OMG today was a special day! Our trip started at 8.30h after a very good breakfast (yoghurt, bread, tea, fresh orange juice, babybel, ...). The time and kilometers were flying in the first part of the day but then ... We lost about 5 hours with driving the wrong way, finding our way back, losing time in the cities due to road blocks, ... But then the biggest problem arrived ... ...
... by the pool for a while – how lovely.
Michel has cooked ratatouille for us tonight with vegetables from his own garden. And it was delicious. After dinner we went for a lovely walk around the local streets, found the church and the city centre which was actually very quiet. The walls are very high and the town is very well taken care of.
Bon soire everyone. Love Lina
Yesterday we celebrated Thomas' eighth birthday and our last full day in Arles. We enjoyed a nice slow start with a plan to go swimming at the local public pool. We had been warned that men must wear speedo type bathing suits at all public pools. Whether for hygienic reasons, historical differences, or to protect the local Lycra industry, longer board-short type swim suits are not permitted. So with speedos in hand ...
... giant cavern now used for audio-visual shows, with the current exhibit involving massive images by Klimt and Austrian seccessionists set to music in an area the size of BC Place with an uneven floor. Thomas said it made his brain hurt. It was definitely.... interesting (I feel smarter and rather confused just having been in the room). On the way back from the bus we stopped by the local French version ...
... on the Bassin de Thau. Beautiful mooring in the little harbour with access to toilets and showers ashore.The whole shallow basin is dedicated to oyster farming so we have to look after the water.Another fabulous meal on board with a tiny bit of rain overnight.
Moored near Palavas les Flots near Montpellier.Canal has been across big open lagoons of water separated from the Mediterranean by spits of land everything smells of ...
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