Trip Start Aug 26, 2008
25Trip End Oct 16, 2008
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We set the GPS to take us on a more scenic route, via the viaduct to Sete. Lovely changing scenery and country and arrived at the viaduct having paid our €5.60 toll charge (NZ$11.20 approx). Diverting just after the toll plaza to the viewing point we made sure of removing GPS from the car locking up and walking up to see an incredible feat of modern engineering combining both engineering skills and artistic beauty on a huge scale.
Never mind, we found Sete, and Brigittes parents, were waiting for us. They live just up the coast and we had met Pierette once before in Paris. It was great to see her again and meet Jean. What a character, we had great fun with our almost non existent French and their similar grasp of English. After a bottle of wine and a couple of beers it didn't matter.
After Pierette and Jean left, reluctantly, they were having fun, but did have to get home, Di and I explored Sete. A town of Canals on the Mediterranean coast. Beautiful and in many ways like Harlingen in Holland, except the architecture was very definitely French
Next day Di went looking for a coiffure for coupe. They were mainly booked but one decided they could help. A lovely girl and Di was most impressed by both the cut and price. Very reasonable. Then off we went with a properly programmed GPS heading for Antibes. Motorway nearly all the way, and with the traffic volumes some extended periods of serious concentration. Many toll roads, not cheap, but they do ensure you cover long distances at a reasonable speed. Must admit have seen very little bad driving (other than Spanish truck drivers).
Interesting driving across the Camargue region, where Di saw several of the famous Camargue Bulls with their incredible horns. Used still for bull fighting in these parts.