Sunday, May 26, 2013

I'm back from the Cote D'Azur.

I am back from our trip to France.  We had a good time and travelled to a few new places. Here are a few highlights of our trip.
A feathered friend, aka a collard dove.

Me, otherwise known as St. Francis feeding the doves.

In Juan le Pins, with a flotilla of cruisers moored outside of Cannes for the Film festival.

Cap de Antibes

Picasso's house in Antibes.


the marina at Antibes with the old fort behind.

St. Raphael.

you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and this one doesn't want to learn how to sit on a wet road.

the river in St. Raphael in flood on Saturday after very heavy downpours.
the next morning....


and later that day, backto normal levels.

Public garden in St. Raphael harbour.

St. Raphael

St. Raphael

St. Tropez

A tall ship moored off St. Tropez.

St. Tropez marina

enjoying a beer in St. Tropez sunshine


St. Raphael panorama on the boat back from St. Tropez

The brown sea off St. Raphael, a result of the floodwaters and silt from Saturdays rains.

Christine in St. Raphael, breakfast in a Cafe.

Back to Nice.

Our hotel looked out onto the airport and the bay.

two views of the sea at Nice

performance art at the beach, even the pigeons seem to understand the principles by following the lines created by stone piles..

another friend partaking of afternoon tea in the restaurant. 

two views of the skyline from our hotel with the snow covered Alps in the distance.

Villaurus town square.