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... directions and had a few heart
palpitations for a while. Once in Monaco
we found a carpark looking down on the port and walked to the Palais Princier –
we asked a cute Policeman who spoke English right after a lady also tried to
help us, we got a little confused with our map directions on the smart phone,
GPS disagreed with what we were getting told.
Up the hill we went, kids ran most of the way and got their first – took
a photo of the ...
... was not until 7.30pm so we had all day to explore Nice. We checked out of the hostel and left our bags there and headed down to the water front and along to the old town for a wee look see. Kate was still feeling a little sick from Morocco so we were not overly excited to to much. We wondered through the streets and when it started to rain we decided that maybe that was enough exploring and we would head back to the hosel and do some blogging. That was soon ...
... picked up that Mr Pitzen in his thongs, shorts and T-shirt wouldn't have been staying there. We jumped back on the bike and headed back to Nice on a different route inland. The traffic was a lot busier and our top speed was no match for the Italian sports cars and European Saloons who piled up behind us on the narrow winding route. We still had the bike until midday the next day so parked it overnight for one more adventure south in the morning. We headed towards Antibes ...
... and waited out the clouds. Our foccacia lunch (3 types in one sitting!) was pretty delicious, and we headed to the beach to lay out in the shade.
The next two hours brought the sun out a few times, and I took my third 'beach nap' of the trip. Also, it was a delightful chance to observe the European beach tourist in his natural habitat. The men are especially amusing. There is this quick change that ...
... good for a swim as the water was slowly warming up.
The region of Provence was definitely delivering some excellent sights, back inland the hill town of Les Baux de-Provence consisted of an old town perched on top of a rocky outcrop, complete with narrow winding streets and a castle. Avignon also delivered, with an incredible old town on the banks of the Rhone. The remaining half of a bridge that ...