Man…what a challenge this blog post has been to get up !! Bad WiFi is the theme of travel blogging and we’ve had some real issues here getting a connection. On to the good stuff!! We are in Cassis and having such a great time! I could stay here for weeks. Too bad we need to move on today but it gives us an excuse to come back again soon
The drive through the mountains heading to the coast was spectacular!!! We kind of had the road to ourselves and the day was beautiful. A few sprinkles but then it cleared up again. Last nite we got a rock concert of a thunderstorm at about 2:00 AM which woke us up. Check out the Audio Boo to hear the rain and thunder….its the first rain we have seen on our whole trip and was actually very refreshing
Here’s another striking bird we need to indentify. Anyone want to help??? Check out IBird.com and look in Southern France if you have time….I can’t spare the Wifi going bad to check right now but am dying of curosity!!! They are very “magpie” like. The other black and while bird in Istanbul turned out to be a “Hooded Crow” These kids were so elegant and very long tails and legs!!
So we gets to Cassis and lo and behold we find a roadside market which was on a side street…basically a locals shopping place and not a tourist market. We were the only shoppers that weren’t French. Steve spots the jools first and bought me 2 gorgeous necklaces (below)
These aren’t the necklaces I got but were equally beaituful
The vendor packing up my goods!!! She was so darned cute and sweet. See that blue glass one going in the bag? Ohh yummy and these necklaces were only 5 Euros each!!!! Under 10.00 usd
Here’s another monster necklace I got from her
So far these are the only sunflowers we’ve seen…none in the fields yet. I am not sure where they are planted or maybe they had an early harvest. We’ve been on main drags and off road too and not much of any farming other than the grape vines
Look at the gorgeous imprinted pattern in all the Cobblestone in Cassis. I love these little details!
This was our lunch menu they brought to tableside. We had to wing it bigtime!! No English spoken which made for an entertaining and exciting lunch
i ended up with a spicy blood sausage , salad and potatoes and Steve got a bizarre fish with really big spine and bones. Both outstanding in every way!!
Live doesn’t get any better than this…a local French Bulldog comes to our table to beg for bits of goodies. His name was “Rasta” on his tag.
Rasta really was such a sweet boy!!!! He knew how to melt the customers hearts
We had no room booked for Cassis so we grabbed a cute hotel room on the waterfront at a great price. A typical teeny European room but it did have it’s own toilet which is a BIG bonus
I feared for Steve this morning whether he was going to be able to get out of the coffin sized shower!! OMG he looked like a big caterpillar emerging from his glass chrysallis. I was laughing so hard.
And then there is the shopping in Cassis. HFF…I see why you loved it here so much!! I’ve taken some special photos for you I’ll show you later
That shirt is MINE!!!
Another short burst of rain and we were under the cafe awning for a quick cup of tea
I love this photo of Steve…I can’t wait to do it up right in Photoshop
These Flowers were everywhere and really glowed
Well I am not going to push my luck!! I’m posting this while the internet is still connected and need to grab some breakfast!!! Will catch up with you all later today!!
ABOVE IS MY HUGE DESIGNER STERLING NECKLACE i GOT IN ST REMY AT THE ART MARKET
And I put a comment in the sidebar about those “bee” things a few of you have asked about. They are so cool!!
Hugs from Cassis…Sandra and Steve