I took the 1-euro, 50-minute bus to Menton today just to have a fix of the azure waters of the mer Méditerranée and as ever, it never fails to bewilder me. No wonder it is the grand favorite of most holiday makers coming from all over France – and Europe.
On our way down from Lyon towards the South last Sunday, we saw the autoroute bursting with caravans, campervans, cars with bikes and surfboards on the roof, some even towing boats and motorcyles, driving northwards, back to their homes, back to their work and in over a week’s time, back to school for the children.
I mean, for the entire six hours of driving, the traffic on the other side of the motorway was moving turtle speed, vehicles inching their way almost bumper-to-bumper, and I wondered that it might be geologically possible that the southern part of France’s land surface might be tilting dangerously downward towards those azure waters, straining from the weight of those hundreds of thousands of humanity including that of their motor vehicles who all came together to have a splash of the French Riviera!
Anyway, today in Menton, there are still tourists left behind, catching the last days of Summer. A good photo op again for yours truly. How I enjoy this region where I live! It’s like being on a holiday mood forever!
A big <Wow> to that bronze effect!
Lucky lady… to wake up every morning to that staggering scenery!
Even if it’s tempered with age, the elements and grafitti, this scene is still a sight to behold!
This is not the Caribbean, we’re still talking about the Cote d’Azur..
Living by the sea creates a very relaxed lifestyle. Love that dress!
Ooppsss…the beauty of inflatables is, if you are too lazy to deflate it, you can just bang them into the boot!
Even when most of the children are gone, inflatables are still good business….for use next summer perhaps!
There seems to be a competition for the most flowered beach restaurant facade!
and for having the sexiest and the most attractive waitresses!
From the dining table straight to the waters!
They have to attract attention, and business…you see!
Drying those wet beach towels just takes minutes…in sun-drenched Menton!
Huh, don’t they have other laundry to dry except towels…
and one more towel…I like the colour though!