Sunday, 3 October 2010

Grand Prix circuit

It's been a roller coaster ride along the Cote D'Azur, on the last blog we were heading to Frejus, but we did'nt stop, a quick wander around St Raheal a busy bright Port, what has come across most in this trip is the fantasic light! Leaving the busy port we headed round the cliff hugging red rock coastline to Agay. What a beautiful tiny port, with pretty boats bobbing gently, not those big luxury cruises which don't sit well in a painting! A crescent of Golden sands and our camping site on the edge of the beach, what more can you ask for, oh yes and shapely jagged mountains with Palm trees softening the picture. The Lavender season is over but walking in the Estereal Massif the liliac heather has taken its place sitting pretty underneath the pine and eucaliptus trees.I've been suprised when doing some colour sketches that I've used Ultramarine, usually Winsor  is the chosen blue in warmer places.Leaving Agay and heading towards Cannes, I was thinking lets stay! But Cannes is a great people watching place, and then onto Nice which was quite nice! But again too busy. Before we knew it we had entered Monaco and it felt like we were taking part in the Grand Prix circuit in our precious van, but catching glimses again of extreme luxury cruising, now this is where the money is! So you might wonder where we are and did we find another peaceful haven? 'Menton' the town of Lemons, beautiful church spires and a campsite perched high above the town with a stunning view, as I look up from the keyboard, the sea disapearing into a soft light, but a beautiful blue that complements the roof tops of terracotta, the sunlight is catching the side of the church tower and cypress trees elegantly jostle for space amongst the pines.Sorry for no Photo's but the wifi is not allowing it!

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