Day 23, Wednesday 22nd June. Beach and the Massif

Time for a bit of an actual holiday today – meaning we did very little.  (The image above is of the baby swifts as I don’t think we took any photos on the camera – and I still can’t get any of my phone photos to back up).

We’re finding it a struggle to be ready to leave the van before 11am as we’re so chilled out now.  This morning (what was left of it) we chose to head down to Agay beach.

By the time we’d found a parking space and parked up time was already getting on.  We went for a bit of a wander and found a place where you could hire kayaks, paddle boards, windsurfers etc.  We didn’t bring our kayak, so knowing we can hire 1 for a reasonable price is good – thinking we’ll do that on Friday.

As we walked back up it was already lunchtime so we stopped in a little café – nice simple food (still pizzas, omelettes and salads, but also paninis here).  It was good, until I realised that we needed to feed the meter for the car!  Off Calv went while I ordered.  The place got really busy really quickly – we like to think that it’s because people see us sat there…!

We would have had a little look round the shop next door after lunch, but it was closed 😦

And so to the beach.  Nice beach to sit on, a little small pebble section as you go into the sea (warm with cold spots), but don’t go thinking you’ll be able to do a Daniel Craig coming out of the sea here!  There’s no gentle shelving, it gets deep really quickly so when you walk out you’re dealing with little pebbles, a steep climb AND your feet sink every time you put them down – so if you stop concentrating for a second to try and run your hands through your hair and close your eyes you’ll end up face down in the drink.  Just saying!

It was very hot today, but when we were headed home we decided to make a detour up the road signposted the Esterel Massif.  More windy, steep mountain roads with forks to make decisions at.  When we got to the viewpoint that we ended up at Calv sent me off to explore a bit on my own as he needed to lay down and rest!  I couldn’t go far; I think it was about 33 degrees.

Straight over to the pool (by myself) when we got in to cool off.  Then made a spaghetti Bolognese and relaxed for the evening.

Monaco tomorrow – really looking forward to it xx




Author: MandoraTheExplorer

Having given up full-time work we currently work a year to travel for 4-5 months, and we're hoping to continue this until we can retire properly! Currently living, and loving, life to the full :)


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