I had never been to the Côte d’Azur before until this afternoon. I’ve seen the ‘local’ Mediterranean coast at various places, at Tarragona and Barcelona in Spain, at Perpignan and Montpellier in France, and in La Spezia and various other Cinque Terre towns, and Pisa in Italy. The beaches I have seen were all quiteContinue reading “I guess it’s called d’Azur for a reason.”
Monthly Archives: September 2021
I think I could live here
Montbrun-les-bains is wonderful. We have spent a couple of nights in this small hillside town now, and it has all I could ask for. The town is small enough to be quiet, but big enough to be interesting. It has a small handful of restaurants, a small supermarket, and some places that are open allContinue reading “I think I could live here”
I’ve done enough for today.
A short post today. There’s not too many people reading these days, anyway. I guess people don’t like to read about Italy or France, or about kids. People don’t like positive writing. Negativity sells. Don’t worry, in a couple of weeks I will be back to my daily rant about the horrors of academia, seenContinue reading “I’ve done enough for today.”
Above the clouds
There’s a great advantage of spending a night in an ugly RV lot. You really have to look hard to find a reason to stay or take it slow in the morning. Better just to take off asap. Effectively, this gives you a very long day to do nice things. C’est bon! Given that weContinue reading “Above the clouds”
A good test
The night was dark and full of terror. In this case the terror was mostly rain and some thunder rumbling in the distance. Last night was pretty wet. At least that’s what I thought then. What I considered a torrential downpour yesterday, proved to be only a light summer drizzle. The real torrents came today.Continue reading “A good test”
What’s up with all the hippies?
A grey and gloomy start of the day today in Die, France. And so I brewed myself a good load of coffee in our Bialetti coffee maker, and took a long while to finish it. I bought some excellent freshly roasted beans at a small coffee roaster we passed by near Konstanz, on the wayContinue reading “What’s up with all the hippies?”
A surprise at the end of the tunnel
The weather forecasts promised us terrible things for later today in Choranche. That can only mean one thing – time to move on. And so we did, guided by the tunes of the ever so appropriate ‘Follow the Sun’ by Xavier Rudd, a tune we have rediscovered during this trip. Although we followed the sun,Continue reading “A surprise at the end of the tunnel”
Old and weak?
We woke up this morning – again at 9am, I think our kids are broken – to views of the magnificent cliffs of the Vercors. Being surrounded by cliffs on all sides means that the sun’s down early and up late. It also means relatively cold nights. We were slow to start up, and afterContinue reading “Old and weak?”
Vercors – surrounded by cliffs
After arriving very late on a small Swiss RV lot yesterday, we slept in a little bit this morning. We had a solid night’s rest, and the kids only woke us up at – this must be a new record – 9am. All good. We don’t mind sleeping well. It’s always interesting to wake upContinue reading “Vercors – surrounded by cliffs”
I promise I wrote this yesterday!
It’s 10.45pm on September 11 as I’m writing this post. Useless information to start a blog post with, but it’s a side note to silence the angry voice in my head. The voice that is angry because for some reason German phone providers rip you off the moment you cross borders into Switzerland. That is,Continue reading “I promise I wrote this yesterday!”