When I grow up I wana be rich, I wana, buy a yacht, I wana have a house in CANNES!
22.08.2009 - 23.08.2009 34 °C
Seeing as our camp site was in Ventimiglia right on the Italy border with France we were able to hope off to different locations along the south coast. First off was Cannes which I have heard from friends that have been there is lovely. We were not disappointed and the 1.5hr drive was well worthwhile!
We managed to get a parking space right on the sea front so we didn’t need to walk. The sun was hot and the sea warm! It was clear and fairly calm so you could just float there and bob up and down with the waves as you enjoyed the sunshine cooling off from the heat of the sand! We stayed at Cannes all day and made the most of the sunshine. I tried to find a volleyball for my nephew as a few others had the, and I thought a nice lightweight ball like that would be good for him to kick about but there were no shops.
We were a bit annoyed at how much the French and Italians like to charge you for the privilege of using their roads but we didn’t have much choice unless we wanted to spend hours stuck in traffic!
When we got back to the camp site we got ready and made our way down into the town and found a pizzaria. The pizzaria had a massive menu and much to my delight they offered pizza bianche! Which means there is no tomato sauce on it as I don’t like tomato sauce on pizza’s and miss the ones at Roundtable in USA where you could have another type. I had the 5 Cheese and Dale had the margarita. We also indulged in very strong Belgian beers which were nice! After a few beers and our pizza’s Dale decided he wanted another pizza and I decided we wanted two steins of beer so that we did.
We couldn’t finish the steins in the restaurant so did a runner and stole the glasses with half f our beers left in them still. I don’t know if they noticed but we had just spent €70!
That night it was really hot in the tent and we had to leave halfway through the night and literally sleep under the stars. It was quite cool really ☺
We woke early due to the sunlight and got ready for our next adventure off to St Tropez. As it was Sunday Dale waned to go to church and light a candle for his grandfather. This was a bit of a mission in itself with the first having plastic candles, the second being shut! The third one was near the train station and had the candles Dale needed ☺ so we were soon on our way to St Tropez!
Another load of tolls later and about 2hrs of driving and we were there in the town of St Tropez! It was not as exciting as I had imagined unfortunately. There was little going on and it didn’t look like anything special. We found our way to one of the main beaches (Tahiti!) Parking was pretty cheap which was good.
During the trip I noticed I had mad a catastrophic mistake for the beach trip and left my towel on the washing line at the campsite which was not good. We went into the first shop on the beach and joy they had towels. When she told us the price in French I was really confused and couldn’t work it our what they hell had she just said. She obviously saw my confusion and said…€90! No wonder I was confused I was expecting like €10! So off we went to find a lilo instead! We found some outside a fairly modest looking restaurant and started to make ourselves comfortable. Our comfort was short lived though as the man came over and told us he wanted €30 for half the day! WTF! That’s a rip off we thought so we shared Dale’s towel on the free bit of beach and when we were wet we went into the beach café which had chairs off the sand bargain and the lady was nice.
At 5:30pm we started the long jounrney back to our camp site. This took ages due to lots of traffic around St Tropez. We did however see the huge boats on the way back out as we meandered through the town centre.
Once we were back at the camp site we got ourselves ready (it was now 9pm) and then headed back to the pizzaria we went to the night before hoping and praying they would not recognise us as the people that stole our glasses! I don’t think they knew we stole as we were served and nothing was mentioned. The man came around with roses again and tonight I got a free one which was cool…the way to my heart is through chocolate, diamonds or roses so maybe I was in there :-p We ate the same as the night before but went easy on the beer as we knew we had a long drive in the morning over to Liechtenstein! Just opting for sharing a larger corked bottle. Dale went for pudding today it looked delicious but I didn’t have a big enough stomach which is unusual when it comes to desert I normally find room!
Maximum price offered for purchase of towel:€90
Body surfing weed petration:100%
Stiens stolen: 2